Possibly tainted meats sold at Wal-Mart recalled

By Associated Press
Posted Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.

A federal agency says 380,000 pounds of possibly tainted deli meat products sold in sandwiches at Wal-Mart stores have been recalled by a food company in Buffalo.

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday that roast beef and ham distributed to delis at the nation’s largest retailer might be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.

Agency spokesman Gary Mickelson says that no illnesses have been linked to the meats made by Zemco Industries and that most have already been consumed. The sandwiches were removed from store shelves.

Mickelson says a retail sample collected in Georgia tested positive. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people.

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  1. amanda Aug. 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I LOVE how the brand names are never posted!!!!! I buy deli meats all the time, but which one/ones are contaminated?

  2. SPR Aug. 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    So the recall is pre-packaged sandwiches made with contaminated meat??? Or are they the sandwiches made daily by deli associates or are they the sandwiches that come ready to be put on the shelves?? Are the sliced to order meats ok? I wish they would be a little more specific here!!

  3. taintedmeat Aug. 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    It says in the article “sold in sandwiches at Wal-Mart stores” meaning meat used by the in-store deli.

    It also says “Meats made by Zemco Industries.”