We all have that package of frozen meatballs in our freezers, and it's crucially important that we all check ours right now, because there's a recall of 3,420 pounds of beef meatball products, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). This recall involves the risk of listeria contamination.
Rich Products Corporation shipped the Sam's Club brand of "Member's Mark" ready-to-eat meatballs to distributors in nine states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Though the meatballs in question were produced on December 17, 2017, these products have a long shelf life, so FSIS and the company are concerned that the meatballs might still be in customers' freezers.
The recall affects 36-lb. cases containing six 6-lb. bags of “Member’s Mark Casa DI BERTACCHI ITALIAN STYLE BEEF MEATBALLS” with a “Best if Used By 17 DEC 2018” label and a lot code of 15507351 on the packaging. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Even if you think the meatballs in your freezer are a different brand or style, it's worth taking a closer look just to be sure.
After all, listeria is nothing to mess around with; it's the third leading cause of death from food poisoning in the U.S. — and it's especially dangerous for pregnant women and their newborns, adults ages 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.
Let's do our part to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe!
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