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Reichel Foods, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall For Dippin' Stix Sliced Apples & Caramet with Peanuts and Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 6, 2012 - Reichel Foods, Inc. of Rochester, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Dippin’ Stix Sliced Apples & Caramel with Peanuts and Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Product was distributed to retail and convenience stores throughout the United States.
The products subject to recall are:
- 2.75 oz. single serve trays of Dippin’ Stix Apples & Caramel with Peanuts. The affected case code dates are 09/01/12, 09/02/12, and 09/03/12. The affected single serve tray code dates are USE BY 01SEP2012, USE BY 02SEP2012, and USE BY 03SEP2012.
- 5.6 oz. packages of “Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza” Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17996.
The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by Reichel Foods. The company has not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased any products with the code dates listed above should dispose of this product immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Reichel Foods at (866) 372-2609 (7:00 am to 4:30 pm CST) or visit the company website at www.reichelfoods.com.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.