Some troubling news was reported this week out of Virginia. At least 18,296 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry deli-sliced products were recalled after being contaminated with a potentially fatal bacteria.
According to reports, Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled the products on Friday, October 5.
The meat products were sold in several different stores around Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The establishment number on the products is “EST.19979.”
The Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, which is a serious infection that particularly affects those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, headache, confusion, loss of balance, muscle aches, etc.
Although the meat products have now been recalled, the FSIS is warning consumers that have purchased these products recently to throw them out as well. The sell dates range between September 14 through October 3.
The recalled products include Roasted Turkey and Bacon Wrap 4CT Tray, Ukrop’s Buffalo-Style Chicken Wrap, Ukrop’s Turkey and Bacon Cobb Wrap, Ukrop’s Meat and Cheese Tray, Ukrop’s Roasted Turkey and Colby Jack Pinwheels, Ukrop’s Roasted Turkey and Bacon Wrap, Ukrop’s Angus Roast Beef and Cheddar Pinwheels, Ukrop’s Black Forest Ham and Provolone Pinwheels, Ukrop’s Chef Salad, Combo Wrap Turkey and Honey Ham Pinwheel Tray, Combo Wrap Turkey and Bacon, Chicken Ceasar, Buffalo Style Chicken, and Veg, and Ukrop’s Italian Style Pinwheels.
Have you purchased any of these meat products recently or do you know someone who has? If so, throw them out! Share this information with family or friends who may have purchased them as well. In other recent news, retired Justice John Paul Stevens just changed his tone on Kavanaugh in a shocking statement.