Listeria Found in Meat and Poultry Wraps: Listeria Attorney Discusses Recall and Dangers of Listeria

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Listeria Found in Meat and Poultry Wraps: Listeria Attorney Discusses Recall and Dangers of Listeria

Listeria attorney Ron Simon
  • Tony Coveny | Apr 10, 2019

Listeria Attorney: Ready-to-eat wraps and salads recalled for possible listeria

According to federal health and regulatory officials, approximately 3,329 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry wrap and salad products may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that routine testing of the product processing area was confirmed as being positive for the presence of listeria monocytogenes.

As a result, the company, Great American Marketing, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, has recalled the ready-to-eat wraps and salads.  Ironically, says national Listeria Attorney Ron Simon: “Their offices are only a short drive from our main office in Houston.  Usually we need to travel to locations in other states or even other countries, but food poisoning can pop up anywhere that safe food handling procedures and good manufacturing practices are not adhered to strictly.  The last major recall for listeria, centered in Texas, was the ice cream recall in which a number of listeria victims died.”

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Listeria Lawyer Tony Coveny, PhD is a food safety lawyer, author and commentator. He works with National Food Safety Lawyer Ron Simon.

Potentially contaminated ready-to-eat meat and poultry wraps and salads were produced by Great American Marketing from March 27, 2019, through April 8, 2019, and shipped to retail locations throughout Texas. Consumers who have these products at home should not eat them but should dispose of them properly or return them to the place of purchase.

According to Listeria attorney Ron Simon, the meat and poultry products include at least the following, though more products may yet be added to the list of implicated products:

  • Nine and a quarter ounce plastic sealed cartons containing “corner store market CAESAR SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN & CAESAR DRESSING” with sell by dates of 04/09/19 through 04/15/19.
  • Ten and a quarter ounce plastic sealed cartons containing “corner store market CHEF SALAD TURKEY, HAM & CHEESE, WITH RANCH DRESSING” with sell by dates of 04/09/19 through 04/15/19.
  • Eight and an ounce plastic sealed cartons containing “corner store market CLUB WRAP Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Bacon Bits & Cheese” with sell by dates of 04/08/18 through 4/20/19.
  • Seven and four ounce plastic sealed carton containing “corner store market CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP Chicken Strips & Cheese with Caesar Dressing” with sell by dates of 04/08/18 through 4/20/19.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry wraps and salads were produced by Great American Marketing being recalled have, printed inside the USDA mark of inspection an establishment number (used to track the source of a product) that reads either “EST. 31680” or “P-31680”.

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.  In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections can occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

Special Warning to Pregnant Moms about Listeria:

Listeria in pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.

For more information about the Great American Marketing recall of meat and poultry wraps and salad items, to speak to a Listeria Attorney directly, or to discuss a listeria lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.