Reichel Foods Inc has issued a large recall on multiple food items that have been contaminated with Listeria. The products were produced at the same factory and are available for purchase at convenience stores across the United States. Listeria monocytogenenes is the causative bacteria of listeriosis, a very dangerous foodborne illness. It accounts for 20-30% of all food poisoning deaths. Every year over 500 people die from it in the United States. It is not dangerous for healthy individuals but pregnant women, the elderly, and young children are at risk. The recalled products are:
- 2.75 oz. single serve trays of Dippin’ Stix Apples & Caramel with Peanuts. The affected case code dates are 09/01/12, 09/02/12, and 09/03/12. The affected single serve tray code dates are USE BY 01SEP2012, USE BY 02SEP2012, and USE BY 03SEP2012.
- 5.6 oz. packages of “Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza” Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17996.
- 5.6 oz. packages of “Armour Active Packs Turkey & Cheese Wrap” Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17994
- 5.6 oz. packages of “Armour Active Packs Ham & Cheese Wrap” Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17995
The contamination was discovered through routine microbiological testing by Reichel Foods. There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the recall as of yet.
Consumers with questions or concerns can contacted Reichel Foods at 1.866.372.2609.