RaceTrac Chicken Wraps Recall: High Health Risk
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WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) — If you recently bought a chicken wrap from a RaceTrac gas station, you are at high risk of becoming ill.
LSG Sky Chefs, an Orlando-based food company, is recalling its chipotle chicken wraps sold at RaceTrac gas stations.
About 735 pounds of ready-to-eat chipotle chicken wraps contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration recall. LSG Sky Chefs alerted the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to concerns it had about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the wraps. The company informed the FSIS that the diced onions were contained in the pico de gallo used in the chicken wraps.
If your chicken wrap meets all of these descriptions, throw it away immediately and bring your receipt to RaceTrac for a full refund:
- 6.9-ounce packages of “RaceTrac Chipotle Chicken Wrap”
- “Sell Thru” date of July 27 to July 31
- Inside the USDA mark of inspection is establishment number “P-19682”
According to the FSIS, people who come into contact with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria are at risk for Listeriosis. Those with weak immune systems (such as children and senior citizens) are at highest risk and should follow these tips:
- Wash hands before and after handling raw meat with warm/hot or cold soapy running water by rubbing hands together vigorously for 20 seconds.
- Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water and clean up any spills right away.
- Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be thoroughly cooked
- Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry, and their juices and thoroughly cooked foods.
- Thoroughly cook ground meat such as beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F before eating.
- Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase (one hour if temperatures exceed 90 degrees F)
- Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.
See the complete text of the FSIS recall here.