Processing Magazine

Meat products recalled due to Listeria contamination

August 8, 2012

WASHINGTON — Rochester, Minn.-based food manufacturer and processor Reichel Foods is recalling approximately 15,880 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture''s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

All the products were produced between July 23, 2012, and July 26, 2012, and have a "sell by" date of Sept. 1, 2012. They were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Reichel Foods discovered the problem through microbiological testing by a third party.

FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.