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tainted meat sold at walmart

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
No illnesses have been reported from the 380,000 pounds of meat products that were made by Zemco Industries in Buffalo and may contain Listeria, agency spokesman Gary Mickelson said.
"It's believed most of the affected products have already been consumed," he said. The sandwiches have been removed from store shelves nonetheless.It wasn't immediately clear how many stores sold the meat products. A spokeswoman for Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest retailer, could not say where it was sold.A retail sample collected in Georgia tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, Mickelson said. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in


Asked by sherryb1273 at 3:24 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Thank you for this!

    Answer by MomIWant at 4:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • ometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and in others with weakened immune systems.

    The products being recalled were all labeled as Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches.

    They included Black Forest Ham With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color; Hot Ham, Hard Salami, Pepperoni, Sandwich Peppers; Virginia Brand Ham With Natural Juices, Made in New York, Fully Cooked Bacon, Sandwich Pickles, Sandwich Peppers; and Angus Roast Beef Coated with Caramel Color.

    The packages, bearing vendor number 398412808 and the USDA mark of inspection, were produced between June 18 and July 2, with "use by" dates between Aug. 20 and Sept. 10.

    Zemco is a unit of Springdale, Ark., meat producer Tyson Foods Inc.

    Comment by sherryb1273 (original poster) at 3:24 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Yet another reason that I am happy to be a Vegetarian.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:27 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • well i have seen recalls on veggies to lately so it just is not meat

    Comment by sherryb1273 (original poster) at 3:27 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • My gosh, it's one thing after another! Is anything safe to eat?

    Thanks for posting!

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 3:27 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Listeria is especially harmful to pregnant ladies. It's one of the few food borne toxins that can cross the placenta.

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:28 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Another reason I boycott Walmart. :) Especially their meat dept....none of it even looks like meat.

    Answer by jenellemarie at 3:30 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I wanted to get the word out it is so NOT safe , i figured a good place would be here so all Moms an see to protect themselves and their loved ones

    Comment by sherryb1273 (original poster) at 4:32 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I don't buy meat from Walmart. I only get meat from a local butcher.

    Answer by Peajewel at 10:36 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I am so glad that our local walmart isnt a super walmart and I dont buy food from there anyways its cheaper at our local grocery store.

    Answer by mommyof4cutekid at 11:40 PM on Aug. 24, 2010