Food recalls include items for sale in Salisbury area

Published 10:33 am Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bakkavor Foods USA Inc., a company with plants in Charlotte; Carson, California.; and Jessup, Pennsylvania, is recalling 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that contain an onion ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry were produced from Sept. 27, 2017, through Oct. 15, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

• 16-ounce plastic-wrapped with paperboard sleeve packages of Harris Teeter Fresh Foods Market Foods Deli-Bakery brand BBQ Style Chicken Artisan Pizza, with “use by” dates from Jan. 7, 2019, through April 11, 2019.

• 8-ounce butcher-paper wrapped packages of Harris Teeter Fresh Foods Market Deli-Bakery brand Chicken Sausage, Egg White and Cheese Breakfast Burrito with use-by dates from Jan. 24, 2018, through Oct. 25, 2018.

• 8-ouce butcher-paper wrapped packages of Harris Teeter Fresh Foods Market Deli-Bakery brand Bacon, Egg and Cheese Burrito with use-by” dates from Jan. 24, 2018, through Oct. 25, 2018.

• 10-ounce butcher-paper wrapped packages of Trader Joes’ Carnitas with Salsa Verge Burrito with use-by dates from Oct. 8, 2017, through Oct. 24, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment numbers “Est. 19198,” “P-19198,” “Est. 46937” or “Est. 45335,” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered Oct. 16 when Bakkavor Foods was notified that the onion used in the production of its ready-to-eat meat and poultry products was being recalled by the onion supplier because of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns. More information about the onion supplier’s recall can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug administration website, https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm623828.htm.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Bakkavor Foods USA Inc. recall line at 855-312-7504.

SK Food Group, a Groveport, Ohio, and Reno, Nevada, business, is recalling 174,207 pounds of chicken wrap products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the food service announced.

The frozen, fully cooked chicken wrap items were produced from Oct. 15, 2017, through Oct. 15, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

• 4.5-ounce plastic packages of “Jenny Craig Chicken Wrap with BBQ Sauce” with lot codes WO0096753S10, WO0097880S10, WO0098216S10, WO0098565S10, WO0098923S10, WO0100691S10, WO0100692S10, WO0101746S10, WO0101861S10, WO0102176S10, WO0102469S10, WO0102758S10, WO0103920S10, WO0104247S10, WO0104353S10, WO0104615S10, WO0104995S10, WO0106312, WO0106312S10, WO0106945S10, WO0107556S10, WO0108694S10, WO0108695S10, WO0096753S02, WO0097880S02, WO0098216S02, WO00982416S02, WO0098565S02, WO0098923S02, WO0100691S02, WO0100692S02 and WO0101746S02.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 45367” or “Est. 20552” stamped on the product centerfold. The items were shipped to consumers through catalog sales in North Carolina, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The problem was discovered Oct. 14 when SK Food Group was notified that the vegetables used in the production of the chicken wrap products were being recalled by the vegetable supplier because of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions because of consumption of these products. 

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product.

The illness usually lasts four to seven days. Most people recover without treatment. In some, however, te diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. 

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. 

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. People in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care .

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