WASHINGTON – Temperature abuse during transport is the cause of a recall of an undetermined amount of frozen meat and poultry products by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Target Corp. on March 29. The ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat products were shipped to a Target store in Honolulu, Hawaii, and were sold between March 23, 2018 and March 27, 2018. The company discovered the issue when it received temperature records of the shipment on March 27. The products were pulled from the store and destroyed.
According to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, temperature abuse occurs when perishable products can reach temperatures exceeding 60°F for more than five hours. Target officials notified FSIS the products from the shipping container were temperature abused on March 28, 2018. At these temperatures products can become contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus.
No reports of illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported and the complete list of products and images of the labels are available.