Wal-Mart pulls recalled deli meat from stores

by Brandon Richards bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – Nearly 380,000 pounds of deli meat has been recalled after concerns of possible contamination with Listeria monocyctogenes, a bacteria that could potentially be fatal.

The meat was distributed at Wal-Mart and sold as part of Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches. Wal-Mart has removed the products from store shelves.

The recalled products include:

-          25.5 pound cases of Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches BLACK FOREST HAM with Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color; 17800 1300

-          28.49-pound cases of Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches HOT HAM, HARD SALAMI, PEPPERONI, SANDWICH PEPPERS; 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; 17804 1300

-          25.5-pound cases of Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches ANGUS ROAST BEEF Coated with Caramel Color; 17805 1300

Each of the recalled packages contains the vendor number "398412808. The recalled meats also have the USDA inspection label and have "Use By" dates of Aug. 20 through Sept. 10.

Consumer who bought any recalled meat are advised to return the meat to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service offers a toll-free 24-hour Meat and Poultry Hotline for consumers who have questions about recalled products. The number is 1-888-674-6854.

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