Deli meats sold at Wal-Marts (Stock Quote: WMT) nationwide are being recalled over concerns that they are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can lead to a potentially lethal illness, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.
Zemco Industries, a food manufacturer based in Buffalo, N.Y., is recalling an estimated 380,000 pounds of deli meats distributed to Wal-Mart, where they were sold as packaged Marketside Grab and Go sandwiches.
According to the USDA, the recalled sandwich products at Wal-Mart include any of the following that were manufactured between June 18 and July 2 of this year and are set to expire between Aug. 20 and Sept. 10:
- 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches BLACK FOREST HAM With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17800 1300.
- 28.49-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches HOT HAM, HARD SALAMI, PEPPERONI, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17803 1300.
- 32.67-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches VIRGINIA BRAND HAM With Natural Juices, MADE IN NEW YORK, FULLY COOKED BACON, SANDWICH PICKLES, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17804 1300.
- 25.5-pound cases of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches ANGUS ROAST BEEF Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17805 1300.
This has been a particularly bad month for recalls Last week, the FDA announced that 380 million eggs would be recalled because of a salmonella outbreak, and over the weekend that number rose to more than half a billion eggs.
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