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After millions of pounds of flour had been recalled due to an E.coli outbreak, another recall was made related with the General Mill’s contaminated flour.
It seems that this ingredient has contaminated these products as well, including tons of raw meat and poultry products. Kabob’s Acquisition decided to recall 44,850 pounds of not-ready-to-eat, heat-treated, raw intact meat and poultry products which were made with the recalled flour from General Mills.
It other words, these products can be contaminated with E. coli 121, a type of bacteria that lead to severe consequences on people. There is also the risk of cross-contamination, due to the use of uncooked products that can pass the bacteria to other foods, countertops, and utensils.
Experts advise people to wash their hands if they touched these products to make sure that they have not been infected with the bacteria.
Also, people should always avoid undercooking products, especially in the microwaves, because the heat produced by them is uneven. In other words, the meat will be hot in some parts and still cold in others. Steaming is also not a good idea.
Because of these types of cooking, pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria and E. coli can survive and infect people. For example, frozen meat, fruits, and vegetables should always be well cooked before they are consumed as they can contain these dangerous bacteria.
Experts recommend people that the average temperature of the food should be of 165 degrees Fahrenheit before consuming it.
The recalled products consist of poultry hors d’oeuvres and meat, including ‘Eggs, Cheese, and Bacon Crescent,’ ‘Southwest Style Burrito,’ ‘Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom Duxelle, and Sherry in Puff Pastry,’ ‘Beef, Cheese, Vegetables in Pastry,’ ‘Cuban Style Frank in a Blanket,’ ‘Chicken Wonton,’ and ‘Chicken Gyoza Potstickers.’
Health officials stated that these products were manufactured between December 8th, 2015 and January 15, 2016. Their establishment number is ‘P-6640’ or ‘Est. 6640’ inside the mark of inspection from USDA. Unfortunately, all these products were shipped throughout the United States, making their recall a challenging process.
The issue was spotted when a supplier announced that the flour used in the facility to produce the appetizers was recalled, which meant that the products were most likely contaminated as well.
No case has been reported until now, but USDA officials ask people to check their freezers to see whether they have some of these products made with the recalled flour. If they find any of them, they should wrap them in a double bagged package, and throw them in a secure garbage container.