BUFFALO — Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Wal-Mart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria.
No illnesses have been reported from the 380,000 pounds of meat products that were made by Tyson Foods unit Zemco Industries in Buffalo and may contain Listeria, a spokesman for Tyson said. A spokeswoman for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. could not say where the items were sold.
A retail sample collected in Georgia tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and in others with weakened immune systems.
The products being recalled were all labeled as Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches.