August 25, 2010

380,000 lbs. of Meat Recalled from Walmart

380,000 pounds of deli meat may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

The sandwiches were distributed to Wal-Marts nationwide. So far there are no reported cases of illnesses.

The products under the recall are:

  • "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches BLACK FOREST HAM With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17800 1300.
  • "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches HOT HAM, HARD SALAMI, PEPPERONI, SANDWICH PEPPERS" with the number 17803 1300.
  • "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.
  • "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches ANGUS ROAST BEEF Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17805 1300.

The meats were produced between the dates of June 18 to July 2, 2010. The "Use By" dates range from August 20 to September 10, 2010.

Wal-Mart says the recall involves Marketside Grab and Go sandwiches, not individual packages of deli meat. The company encourages consumers to return the recalled product for a full refund.