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Aug 14 2012

Several Food Products Recalled Due To Lysteria Contamination

Posted in Community Service, Nursing Home, Product Liability

Food products contaminated with Listeria can result in serious consumer illness and sometimes fatal infections among the young and senior population, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt

Several Target food products recalled; could be contaminated with Lysteria

Target Food Products


Several foods carrying the Market Pantry and Archer Farms labels sold at Target stores across the country are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There are several date codes for each item. Consumers should refer to this item list at Garden-Fresh Foods-Market Pantry and Archer Farms Deli Salad items for specific date and code information.

Dippin’ Stix, Cheese pizza kit recalled over Listeria concerns

Dippin’ Stix Apples & Caramel

Dippin’ Stix Sliced Apples & Caramel with Peanuts and Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits are being recalled because they have thepotential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The products  was distributed to retail and convenience stores throughout the United States.

The products subject to recall are:

  • 2.75 oz. single serve trays of Dippin’ Stix Apples & Caramel with Peanuts. The affected case code dates are 09/01/12, 09/02/12, and 09/03/12. The affected single serve tray code dates are USE BY 01SEP2012, USE BY 02SEP2012, and USE BY 03SEP2012.
  • 5.6 oz. packages of “Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza” Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17996.

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by Reichel Foods, the company that produces the products. The company has not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased any products with the code dates listed above should dispose of this product immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Reichel Foods at (866) 372-2609 (7 am to 4:30 pm CST) or visit the company website at

Nearly 190,000 cantaloupe recalled due to concerns over Listeria contamination

More than 188,000 Caribbean Gold cantaloupe are being recalled by Burch Equipment LLC of North Carolina because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The firm voluntarily recalled 580 cases of cantaloupes on July 28, and voluntarily recalled an additional 13,888 cases of cantaloupes (9 cantaloupes per case) and 581 bins of cantaloupes (110 cantaloupes per bin) on Aug. 10, due to the potential for being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Melons affected by this recall total 188,902.

The whole Caribbean Gold variety cantaloupes were shipped between July 15th and July 27 and distributed in FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC and VA. The whole cantaloupes are identified by a red label reading Burch Farms referencing PLU # 4319. All cantaloupes involved in the recall were grown by Burch Farms, however some of the cantaloupes may have been identified with a “Cottle Strawberry, Inc.” sticker referencing PLU #4319. Cottle Farms is not involved in this recall. Cantaloupes from Burch Farms were shipped in both corrugated boxes (9 cantaloupe per case) and in bulk bins.

Questions can be directed to Burch Equipment LLC at 910-267-5781 Monday through Friday, (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) or email