Rachael’s Food Corporation recalls ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible Listeria contamination

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2022 – Rachael’s Food Corporation, a Chicopee, Mass., Facility is recalling approximately 2,246 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that could be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenesThe Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture announced today.

The ready-made meat and poultry rolls were produced from July 15, 2022 to July 20, 2022. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 7.5 oz packs in sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Italian Style Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 7.5 oz packages in sealed plastic containers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Italian Style Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Sell Through” date of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 7.5 oz packs in sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Turkey Club Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 7.5 oz packages in sealed plastic containers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Turkey Club Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Sell Through” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 7.5 oz packages in sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Buffalo Style Chicken Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 7.5 oz packages in sealed plastic containers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Buffalo Style Chicken Wrap” and with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Sell Through” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 8 oz packs in sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Chicken Caesar Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 8oz packs in sealed plastic containers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Chicken Caesar Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Sell Through” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.
  • 8 oz packs in sealed plastic containers containing “ALL TOWN CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200 and “Sell Through” dates of 07/30/22. 31/07/22, 01/08/22, 02/08/22 and 03/08/22 represented on the label.

Recalled products carry the factory number “EST 34657” or “P34657” within the USDA inspection mark. These items were shipped to outlets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during follow-up procedures after a routine FSIS product sample was confirmed positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from the consumption of these products. Anyone who is concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare professional.

Consumption of contaminated food L. monocytogenes it can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that mainly affects the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, people outside of these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, body aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature birth, or life-threatening infections of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in the elderly and in people with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. People in the highest-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical attention and notify their doctor that they have eaten the contaminated food.

FSIS fears that some products may be found in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are advised not to consume them. These products must be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS regularly checks the effectiveness of the recall to verify that the recalling companies inform customers of the recall and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media and consumers with recall-related questions can contact Michael Pepin, VP Operations of Rachael’s Food Corp, at (413) 888-1629 or mpepin@thencd.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask USDA from 10am to 6pm (Eastern time) Monday to Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages on Ask USDA or email a question to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with meat, poultry or egg products, the electronic consumer complaints tracking system can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov / eCCF /.

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