Reichel Foods is recalling over 15,000 pounds of ready to eat meat and poultry products due to a potential listeria risk. On Saturday, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) that the possible contamination was discovered by Reichel foods after a microbiological tests were conducted by a third party.
The products were produced between July 23 through 26 and have a sell by date of Sept. 1.
The products being recalled are:
- 5.6 oz. packages of Armour Active Packs Turkey & Cheese Wrap with a package code of 1026090112 or case code 27815-17994.
- 5.6 oz. packages of Armour Active Packs Ham & Cheese Wrap with a package code of 1026090112 or case code 27815-17995.
- 2.75 oz. single serve trays of Dippin’ Stix Apples & Caramel with Peanuts. Case code dates are September 1-3, 2012. 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 with package code 1026090112 or case code 27815-17996.
Consumers who have purchased any products with the code dates listed above should dispose of this product immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Listeria is a bacteria that can lead to listeriosis, a dangerous infection known to kill 20 percent of all people it infects. Symptoms can show up anywhere from three to 70 days after infection. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems are those at greatest risk. Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Reichel Foods found the problem through testing and there have been no reports of illness, but if you are concerned about an illness, contact your health care provider.