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Reichel Foods recalls products due to possible Listeria contamination


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) Rochester-based Reichel Foods is voluntarily recalling 15,880 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products and other items because of possible Listeria contamination.

Reichel says the possible contamination is an isolated incident and items listed below are the only ones affected. All affected retail and convenience stores have been contacted, the company said.

"Reichel Foods has been working with regulatory agencies since Sunday evening to ensure that the potentially affected product is removed from all store shelves and warehouses," CFO Tom Wiechmann said.

The products being recalled are:

  • 5.6 oz. packages of Armour Active Packs Turkey & Cheese Wrap with a package code of 1026090112 or case code 27815-17994.
  • 5.6 oz. packages of Armour Active Packs Ham & Cheese Wrap with a package code of 1026090112 or case code 27815-17995.
  • 2.75 oz. single serve trays of Dippin' Stix Apples & Caramel with Peanuts. Case code dates are September 1-3, 2012. The affected single serve tray code dates are Use By 01SEP2012, Use By 02SEP2012 and Use By 03SEP2012.
  • 5.6 oz. packages of Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza with package code 1026090112 or case code 27815-17996.

The products were shipped to distribution centers in Minnesota, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Reichel Foods found the problem through testing and there have been no reports of illness, but if you are concerned about an illness, contact a health care provider.

If you have questions about the recall, contact Reichel Foods at (866) 372-2609.

Listeria Monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and other with weakened immune systems. Although healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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