When I first heard about the news yet another food recall it was stated the “possibly tainted” deli meat products being sold were from a single retailer. Turns out that retailer is retail giant Wal-mart, which explains why there was reluctance to say the name of the retailer, even though people’s health is at risk.
380,000 pounds of roast beef, salami and ham sold in “Marketside Grab and Go” sandwiches at Wal-Mart stores has been recalled by Zemco Industries, a food company in Buffalo.
They are said to be contaminated with Listeria bacteria, which can lead to a potentially the fatal disease Listeriosis, particularly in the elderly, children, and those with weakened immune systems.
Wal-mart claims they can’t say which stores the meat products were sold in.
The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service claims no illnesses have been linked to the meats and that most have already been consumed. The sandwiches were removed from store shelves.
Between this and the egg recall the episodic media and distracted public may find these recalls hard to ignore. Hopefully people can learn more about where their food comes from. America needs the wisdom of Food Inc. and Michael Pollan now more than ever.