Wal-Mart Recalls Deli Sandwiches

Wal-Mart issues a recall of its Marketside Grab and Go deli sandwiches after its supplier issues a recall for about 380,000 pounds of roast beef and ham.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Wal-Mart (WMT) - Get Report has issued a recall of some of its Marketside Grab and Go deli sandwiches after its supplier issued a recall for about 380,000 pounds of roast beef and ham that may be contaminated with the potentially life-threatening bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

The supplier is Zemco Industries, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based deli meats operation owned by

Tyson Foods

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Dizziness and muscle and abdominal discomfort are among the symptoms of bacterial infection.

The recall was initiated after a sample of roast beef analyzed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture was found to contain the bacteria.

Sandwiches impacted by Wal-Mart's recall include the ham and swiss sandwich, Italian hero sandwich, roast beef and cheddar sandwich, and smokehouse hero sandwich. Each of these half and whole sandwiches have a sell by date of August 25, 2010 or before.

Wal-Mart said it has immediately instructed stores to remove the impacted product from shelves and that the recall doesn't involved individual retail packages of deli meat.

The company said that customers who recently purchased this item can return it for a full refund.

Shares of Wal-Mart stock have risen 0.6% to $51.46 Tuesday afternoon, while shares of Tyson stock have fallen 1.9% to $16.28.

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