Walmart Deli Sandwiches Recalled

And Wilson Farms says its eggs are "safe to eat"

Published in CSP Daily News

WASHINGTON -- Zemco Industries, a Buffalo, N.Y., company, is recalling approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat productsdistributed only to Walmart stores nationwide for use in the retailer's "Marketside Grab & Go" sandwichesthat may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety & Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) announced Monday. These products were distributed to Walmart delicatessens where they were further processed into sandwiches.

The USDA said there had been no reports of illnesses associated with the products.[image-nocss]

The problem was discovered as a result of a retail sample collected by the state of Georgia that confirmed positive for listeria monocytogenes. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

The products subject to recall include: 25.5-lb. cases of "Marketside Grab & Go Sandwiches Black Forest Ham With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17800 1300. 28.49-lb. cases of "Marketside Grab & Go Sandwiches Hot Ham, Hard Salami, Pepperoni, Sandwich Peppers" with the number 17803 1300. 32.67-lb. cases of "Marketside Grab & Go Sandwiches Virginia Brand Ham With Natural Juices, Made In New York, Fully Cooked Bacon, Sandwich Pickles, Sandwich Peppers" with the number 17804 1300. 25.5-lb. cases of "Marketside Grab & Go Sandwiches Angus Roast Beef Coated with Caramel Color" with the number 17805 1300. The packages also bear vendor number "398412808" and the USDA mark of inspection. The meat products were produced on various dates from June 18 to July 2, 2010, and have various "Use By" dates ranging from August 20 to September 10, 2010.

Separately, eggs offered at Wilson Farms, Sugar Creek and Wilson Farms Xpress convenience store locations throughout New York State are "safe to eat" as they are produced locally by Kreher' Farm Fresh Eggs, LLC of Clarence, N.Y., the company has announced.

Egg products sold within Wilson Farms stores are not associated with the salmonella enteritidis outbreak linked to contaminated shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa.

( Click here for previous CSP Daily News coverage of the egg recall.)

"We are pleased to hear that our products are not affected by the recent salmonella outbreak," said Paul Nanula, president and CEO of Wilson Farms Inc. "Our customer's health and safety is our priority at Wilson Farms, and we take great measures to ensure they receive only fresh, quality products."

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores Inc. operates 187 convenience store and gas station locations across the state of New York.

Also, Wal-Mart and Costco stores in the Midwest have removed eggs from their dairy cases in connection with the nationwide recall, reported The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The eggs were from Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, Iowa. A Costco store manager told the newspaper that the company used its database to call members who had purchased Hillandale Farms eggs in the previous 24 to 48 hours to notify them of the recall, and suggest they return the eggs for a full refund.