Target Corporation, located in Minneapolis, Minn. is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to temperature abuse during transport, which may have resulted in the growth of spoilage organisms or pathogens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Temperature abuse, during which the product was at temperatures greater than 60°F for over five hours, may result in the growth of the proliferation of Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.
The frozen ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry items were sold from March 23, 2018 to March 27, 2018. The complete list of products, product labels and UPC code numbers can be found here.
These items were shipped to one Target retail store in Hawaii located at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 2401, Honolulu, HI 96814.
The problem was discovered on March 27, 2018 when the company received temperature records of the shipment from the carrier. All inventory of the impacted items have been removed from the store and destroyed. Target notified FSIS that the product from the shipping container had been temperature abused on March 28, 2018.