FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Meat and Poultry Wraps Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have been consumed and are past their best-by dates
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that meat and poultry wraps produced by JLM Manufacturing may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have been consumed and are past their best-by dates.
The PREMO Brand wraps were produced on January 23, 2017 and January 25, 2017 and have Best by dates of February 12, 2017 and February 14, 2017.
The following products are subject to the public health alert:
- 5-oz plastic packages containing one Ham & Cheddar Wrap
- 5-oz plastic packages containing one Italian Wrap
- 5-oz plastic packages containing one Tuscan Chicken Wrap
The products bear establishment number EST. 45360 or P-45360 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The problem was discovered when the firm received notification from the cheese supplier that the cheese ingredient utilized in the meat and poultry wraps was included in an expanded cheese recall due to potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products to date.
Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Instead, the products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with additional questions or concerns about this health alert can contact the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline by calling toll-free (888) 674-6854.