Two food recalls, both covering Texas and one from a Texas-based company, are in effect right now.

Prime Deli Corporation of Lewisville is recalling approximately 217 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with bacon products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday.

The ready-to-eat salads with bacon were produced on Oct. 13. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 11.2-ounce clear plastic clamshell packages containing “7-ELEVEN BISTRO SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD WITH BACON” and best by date of “Tuesday 1016” and
  • 9.6-ounce clear plastic clamshell packages containing “7-ELEVEN BISTRO SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD WITH BACON” and best by date of “Tuesday 1016.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13553” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to 7-Eleven retail locations in Texas, per the product label.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis.

In the second recall, A La Carte Foods Properties, from Belle Rose, La., is recalling approximately 30,438 pounds of meat and poultry products that contain meat produced without the benefit of federal inspection, FSIS said.

The ready-to-eat frozen meat and poultry sausage items were produced on various dates from Jan. 3, 2017 through Oct. 2, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-pound ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “PONCHATOULAS JAMBALYA RICE with CHICKEN THIGH MEAT AND SMOKED SAUSAGE” and “Item Number 208304” and Batch # 25518, 26818 and 27518;
  • 12-pound ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “A PRODUCT OF CRAZY CAJUN LOUISIANA CHICKEN THIGH MEAT and SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO” and “Item Number 591000” and Batch # 25518 and 26118;
  • 12-pound ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “Phil’s OYSTER BAR and SEAFOOD RESTAURANT CREOLE STYLE CHICKEN THIGH MEAT & SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO” and “Item Number 494103” and Batch # 01018, 03718, 13518, 23318, 33217, 35517 and 36117;
  • 12-pound ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “STEAMBOAT BILLS CHICKEN and SMOKED SAUSAGE GUMBO” and “Item Number 493007” and Batch # 00317;
  • 12-pound ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “STEAMBOAT BILLS RED BEANS with SMOKED SAUSAGE” and “Item Number 493021” and Batch # 00317; and
  • 12-pound ready-to-eat frozen packages containing “SOUTHERN SPOON FOODS CHICKEN THIGH MEAT, SMOKED SAUSAGE and ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE GUMBO” and “Item Number 49200” and Batch # 01618, 02418, 05118, 12217, 12917, 13017, 14317, 16417, 17817, 21317, 24117, 25517, 28317, 29117, 30517, 31217, 32517, 33217, 34017 and 34717.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13375” or “P-13375” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurant locations in Louisiana and Texas.

The FSIS is worried that consumers may have one or both products in their refrigerators at home.

Specific retailers that have received A La Carte Foods Properties have not been identified yet. No other retailers besides the 7-Eleven stamped on Prime Deli Corporation products. When available, a retail distribution list will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.


CHICKEN OUTBREAK

In a third food safety issue, but one that does not have a single product identified with it, the Centers for Disease Control reported Wednesday that 92 people in 29 states, including Texas, have been infected with Salmonella infantis. The agency reported that the infection has been identified in samples from raw chicken products and live chickens but that no single supplier has been identified. It has been identified in samples from 58 chicken slaughtering or processing establishments, the CDC said. Many of the Salmonella samples it found are resistant to most or all common antibiotics.

“Of 54 people interviewed, 48 people interviewed, or 89 percent, reported preparing or eating chicken products that were purchased raw, including ground chicken, chicken pieces and whole chicken,” according to the CDC report. “Ill people reported buying many different brands of raw chicken products from multiple stores. Also, one person got sick after pets in their home ate raw ground chicken pet food."

The CDC advises consumers not to wash raw chicken before cooking to avoid spreading salmonella.

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