>380,000 Pounds of Meat RECALLED – FYI

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Zemco Industries in Buffalo, New York, has recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease. 
The products were distributed to Wal-Marts nationwide, according to the USDA’s website.
The meats may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which was discovered in a retail sample collected by inspectors in Georgia. 
Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. “Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy,” the USDA said.
Products in the recall are:
25.5-pound cases of “Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches BLACK FOREST HAM With Natural Juices Coated with Caramel Color” with the number 17800 1300.
28.49-pound cases of “Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches HOT HAM, HARD SALAMI, PEPPERONI, SANDWICH PEPPERS” with the number 17803 1300.
 32.67-pound cases of “Marketside Grab and 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-pound cases of “Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches ANGUS ROAST BEEF Coated with Caramel Color” with the number 17805 1300. The meats were produced on dates ranging from June 18 to July 2, 2010. The “Use By” dates range from August 20 to September 10, 2010.
Wal-Mart noted the recall involves Marketside Grab and Go sandwiches, but not individual packages of deli meat.
Customers are encouraged to return the products for a full refund
(Um, what exactly happens to this recalled meat? I think we’ll stick with chicken all week!!)
Thanks, Healthy Kids, Smart Moms for the head’s up!
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  • >Caramel coloring is not "caramel" and contains no caramel flavoring. It's an artificial color used in many processed foods. In meat, it is used to make raw steaks 'red' rather than their normal greyish brown, and give ham that pinkish color we're used to. Since it won't bond to fat it brings out the marbeling in the meat.And that is your 'what are they thinking?' lesson of the day. XD

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  • >Hhahah! Love how it says coated in caramel "color". uhhhh….what has the world come to when they won't even throw some actual caramel on there! LOL

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  • >Kim, I thought the same thing. Almost highlighted it, in fact!! LOL

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