Recall: 286,000 lbs of Meat Used In Sandwich Wraps Contaminated With Listeria

Gourmet Boutique, of Queens, NY is recalling 286,000 lbs of possibly contaminated meat used in sandwich wraps and other ready-to-eat products, says the USDA. This is the second recall of this type for the company. In March they recalled 7,000 lbs of meat for possible listeria contamination.

Inspectors found the listeria contaminated products during microbiological sampling in Florida, and there have been no illnesses reported. Over a dozen different products are affected by the recall and you can view a list by clicking here (PDF).

Listeria is a bacteria that causes the possibly-fatal infection “listeriosis.” The USDA has classified this recall as “Class I” meaning that there is a “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

NEW YORK FIRM RECALLS MEAT AND POULTRY PRODUCTS
FOR POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION (PDF)
[USDA]