Gourmet Boutique, LLC has voluntarily recalled 286,000 pounds of meat and poultry that may be contaminated with bacteria. Reuters reports:
The meat may be contaminated with Listeria monocyotogenes bacteria, which can cause a rare but potentially fatal disease known as listeriosis, the USDA said. Infants, the elderly, people with HIV and patients undergoing chemotherapy are among those at risk for the disease.This is nothing compared to the 143 million pounds of meat recalled Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company back in Febraury.
Listeriosis also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
The USDA said it had received no reports of illnesses linked to the products that were being recalled.