Rachael’s Food Corporation Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Wrap Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2022 – Rachael’s Food Corporation, a Chicopee, Mass. facility, is recalling approximately 2,246 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry packaging products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenesthe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Ready-to-eat meat and poultry wraps were produced from July 15, 2022 through July 20, 2022. The following products are being recalled [view labels]:

  • 7.5 oz. sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Italian Style Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200, and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 7.5 oz. sealed plastic container wrappers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Italian Style Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199, and 22200, and “Sell Through” dates of 07/30/22. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 7.5 oz. sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Turkey Club Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200, and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 7.5 oz. sealed plastic container wrappers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Turkey Club Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199, and 22200, and “sale through 07/30/22” dates. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 7.5 oz. sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Buffalo Style Chicken Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199, and 22200, and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 7.5 oz. sealed plastic container wrappers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Buffalo Style Chicken Wrap” and with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199, and 22200, and “sale through 7/30/22” dates. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 8oz. sealed plastic containers containing “ATLANTIS FRESH MARKET Chicken Caesar Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199 and 22200, and “Enjoy before” dates of 07/30/22. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 8oz. sealed plastic container wrappers containing “RACHAEL’S FOOD CORPORATION Chicken Caesar Wrap” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199, and 22200, and “sale through 7/30/22” dates. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.
  • 8oz. sealed plastic container wrappers containing “ALL TOWN CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP” with lot codes 22195, 22196, 22199, and 22200, and “sale through 7/30/22” dates. 07/31/22, 08/01/22, 08/22/22 and 08/03/22 shown on label.

The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST 34657” or “P34657” inside the USDA inspection mark. These items were shipped to outlets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.

The issue was discovered by FSIS during follow-up procedures after a routine FSIS product sample was confirmed positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse effects due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that mainly affects the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, people outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle pain, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn. Also, serious and sometimes fatal infections in the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. People in high-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical attention and notify the health care provider about eating contaminated food.

FSIS is concerned that some products are in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS regularly conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that recalling companies are notifying their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to ensure that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall may contact Michael Pepin, vice president of operations for Rachael’s Food Corp, at (413) 888-1629 or mpepin@thencd.com.

Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask the USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask the USDA or email a question to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the Electronic Consumer Complaint Tracking System is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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