Food Poisoning Traced To Georgia Company Puts Consumers At Risk For Contracting Listeriosis At Starbucks & Other Food Retailers
Consumers in our country have an expectation that the food they purchase is safe to eat. The United States Department of Agriculture oversees a food safety and inspection service to help protect the public health. They keep tabs on our nation's supply of eggs, meat, and poultry products to ensure they are safe and correctly packaged and labeled. When they find a safety problem with food packaging, labeling, or contamination, the USDA will announce a recall and inform consumers about the problem. A recent recall of ready-to-eat food products that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes has put the public at risk of contracting listeria which can cause sickness and even life threatening illness in many people.
The United States Department of Agriculture & The Flying Food Group of Lawrenceville, Georgia first announced this recall on several of their ready-to-eat chicken products on July 19, 2012 after the USDA found listeria contamination while testing several of their food samples. Since that time the USDA announced an expanded recall on July 26, 2012 to include ready-to-eat chicken, turkey, beef, and pork products by 6,901 additional pounds.
The ready-to-eat food involved in the recall was distributed to Starbucks, RaceTrac and other retailers in Georgia, Alabama & Florida. Products included in the recall include:
- Starbucks Chipolte Chicken Wraps Bistro Box, 8.4oz.
- Starbucks Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box, 6.3oz
- Starbucks Salumi & Cheesse Bistro Box, 4,6oz
- Starbucks Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Bistro Box, 7.3oz
- RaceTrac Turkey Wrap, 9.75oz
- RaceTrac Chicken Caesar Salad, 10.3oz
- RaceTrac Chicken Caesar Wrap, 7.88oz
- Race Trac Cobb Salad, 9.8oz
- F&L CAFÉ Salad Chicken Caesar Salad, 6.4oz
- F&L CAFÉ Salad Chef Salad, 6.9oz