Houston company recalls some meat, poultry, salad items

A Texas company has recalled more than 3,300 pounds (1496.87 kilograms) of ready-to-eat meat, poultry and salad products amid concerns about possible listeria contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced the recall by Great American Marketing Inc. of Houston. The problem was discovered during routine testing at the business.

The items were produced March 27 through Monday April 8, and shipped to retailers across Texas. The recalled food has “EST. 31680” or “P-31680” inside the USDA mark.

The problem was discovered when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified FSIS that routine testing of a shared FSIS and FDA processing area within the establishment, was confirmed positive for the presence of L. monocytogenes.

Officials have no reports of anyone getting sick. The items should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The recalled items include:

9.25 ounce plastic-sealed cartons of Corner Store Market Caesar Salad With Grilled Chicken & Caesar Dressing
10.25 ounce plastic-sealed cartons of Corner Store Market Chef Salad Turkey, Ham & Cheese, With Ranch Dressing
8.1 ounce plastic-sealed cartons of Corner Store Market Club Wrap Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Bacon Bits & Cheese
7.4 ounce plastic-sealed cartons of Corner Store Market Chicken Caesar Wrap Chicken Strips & Cheese With Caesar Dressing

Houston company recalls some meat, poultry, salad items

Listeria mainly affects pregnant women, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. It can cause headache, stiff neck, confusion and convulsions, and in pregnant women can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery and other life-threatening conditions for newborns. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Bill Welch, Vice President of Operations, Great American Marketing, Inc., at (713) 682-6471.

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