Ready-to-Eat Meals Recalled for Listeria

Big Boy Food Group, of Warren, Michigan, is recalling approximately 39,514 pounds of ready-to-eat meal kits that may be contaminated with <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced.

The following items are involved in the recall:

Dinolunch Brand:
Each case of the recalled Dinolunch brand meal kits can be identified by the case code “9237” and contains approximately twelve (12) trays. The products were produced on August 25, 2009 and distributed to wholesale and retail establishments in Texas. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp:

3.6 oz “DINOLUNCH CARNIVORE HAM & CHEESE” meal kits that include ham, cheese, and crackers; a juice drink; and Dino cookies. The front of each package bears the establishment number “EST. 4205” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the Use by/Sell by date of “10/24/2009.”

3.6 oz “DINOLUNCH T-REX TURKEY & CHEESE” meal kits that include turkey, cheese, and crackers; a juice drink; and Dino cookies. The front of each package bears the establishment number “P- 4205” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the Use by/Sell by date of “10/24/2009.”


Lunch Buddies Brand
:
Each case of the recalled Lunch Buddies brand meal kits can be identified by the case code “9237” and contains approximately sixteen (16) trays. The products were produced on August 25, 2009 and distributed to wholesale establishments in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The FSIS announced that it has no reason to believe that these products are available for consumer purchase as recalled products were distributed only at the wholesale level and should not have reached consumers:

3.6 oz “Lunch Buddies Ham & Cheese” meal kits. Each tray includes ham, cheese, and crackers; a juice drink and a sweet treat. The front of each package bears the establishment number “EST. 4205” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the Use by/Sell by date of “10/24/2009.”

3.6 oz “Lunch Buddies Turkey & Cheese” meal kits. Each tray includes turkey, cheese, and crackers; a juice drink and a sweet treat. The front of each package bears the establishment number “P- 4205” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the Use by/Sell by date of “10/24/2009.”


The FSIS said it discovered the problem through its microbiological sampling program and has, to date, not received any reports of illnesses associated with consumption of the recalled product.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In pregnant women, Listeria can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or birth of a baby suffering from the infection. Pregnant women are about 20 times likelier than others to be infected, with about one-third of all Listeria cases occurring during pregnancy. Listeria is responsible for an estimated 2,500 illnesses in the United States annually, with about 200 in every 1,000 cases resulting in death. Listeria infection can take days, even weeks, to develop and can present in anything from a mild flu-like illness to meningitis and septicemia.

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