Frozen Meat and Poultry Products Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
The waffle product in the entrée may be contaminated
Valley Innovative Services has issued a recall for 130,071 pounds of frozen meat and poultry entrée products because they include a waffle ingredient that may be contaminated with listeria.
The affected products, which were heat-treated, not fully-cooked, not shelf-stable chicken and waffle, turkey ham and waffle, and oatmeal with waffle and sausage patty entrée items produced and packaged from May 2016 until May 2017, include the following:
- 11.40-ounce three-compartment tray packages containing Traditions Creamy Chicken Patty & Waffle with Four Seasons Vegetables and Cabbage with the following production dates: 6/6/2016, 7/13/2016, 8/15/2016, 10/12/2016, 12/21/2016, and 4/11/2017, and the following sell-by dates: 6/6/2017, 7/13/2017, 8/15/2017, 10/12/2017, 12/21/2017, and 4/11/2018
- 12-ounce three-compartment tray packages containing Traditions Creamy Chicken Patty & Waffle with Cinnamon Flavored Sweet Potatoes and Four Seasons Vegetables with the following production dates: 12/9/2016, 12/21/2016, 1/26/2017, and 1/30/2017, and the following sell-by dates: 12/9/2017, 12/21/2017, 1/26/2018, and 1/30/2018
- 9.20-ounce three-compartment tray packages containing Traditions Turkey Ham & Waffle Cured Turkey Thigh meat Chunked and Formed with Fruit Cocktail and Hash Brown with the following production dates: 12/12/2016, 1/21/2017, 1/30/2017, 3/16/2017, 3/21/2017, 4/3/2017, 4/5/2017, 4/18/2017, 4/26/2017; and the following sell-by dates: 12/12/2017, 1/21/2018, 1/30/2018, 3/16/2018, 3/21/2018, 4/3/2018, 4/5/2018, 4/18/2018, 4/26/2018
- 7.40-ounce three-compartment tray packages containing Traditions Oatmeal with Waffle and Sausage Patty with a production date of 10/14/2016 and a sell-by date of 10/14/2017
The affected products bear establishment number EST. 18350 on the packaging label. They were shipped to institutions across the country.
Consuming foods contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, a dangerous and potentially-fatal infection that mainly affects older adults, pregnant women and their newborns, and people with weak immune systems. People outside these risk groups may also be affected.
The company has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions connected to this contamination. Nevertheless, anyone who bought these products is urged to throw them away or take them back to the place of purchase rather than consume them.
For more information, consumers can reach Jonathan Palmer, a Valley customer services representative, at (601) 420-8847.