C&S Wholesale Grocers in Westfield, Massachusetts is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to temperature abuse during transport, which may have resulted in the growth of spoilage organisms or pathogens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.
Temperature abuse may result in the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. The ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products were sold on June 17 at two Target retail stores in New York. The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that the product was held at an incorrect temperature and then inadvertently shipped into commerce. All remaining inventory of the recalled items have been removed from the store and destroyed.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.