WASHINGTON – Westfield, Massachusetts-based C&S Wholesale Grocers announced a recall of an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to temperature abuse, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.
The affected products include Jimmy Dean Scrambles, Hillshire Farms ham and salami products and a variety of Oscar Mayer deli meats and Lunchables items, among many others. FSIS said the items were sold on June 17, 2019, at two Target retail stores in New York, one in Commack and the other in Central Islip.
Click here for the complete list of products and UPC code numbers for products sold at the Commack location. Items subject to the recall that were sold at the Central Islip store can be found here. FSIS said all remaining inventory of the affected items have been removed from the stores and destroyed.
C&S notified FSIS that the products were held at an incorrect temperature, and then inadvertently delivered into commerce. FSIS said temperature abuse may result in the growth of harmful bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.
FSIS noted that there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. But the agency is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.