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Snack Foods, Lunches Recalled

Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:33 AM

A Minnesota-based foodservice company is recalling its packaged snack foods and lunch products, sold at retailers and convenience stores nationwide, because of possible contamination with bacteria that can cause serious food-borne illnesses.
Reichel Foods Inc., of Rochester, Minn., is voluntarily recalling two product lines – Dippin' Stix Sliced Apples & Caramel with Peanuts and Armour Active Packs Cheese Pizza Lunch Kits – to protect consumers from potential health risks.
Company tests found the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a microbe that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Although most healthy individuals may suffer only minor 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, officials said.
The products subject to recall are:
• 2.75-ounce single serve trays of Dippin’ Stix, with use-by dates of Sept. 1, 2 and 3, 2012.
• 5.6-ounce packages of Armour Active Packs, with the package code 1026090112 or case code 27815-17996.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information, contact Reichel Foods at 866-372-2609 or visit the company website at www.reichelfoods.com.

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Recalled food products, sold at retailers and convenience stores, may have bacterial contamination.
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