Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Ham Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
EDITOR'S NOTE: This release is being reissued to reflect an additional 6,694 pounds of products produced on dates not included in the Sept. 25, 2013 release.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, WI. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,694 additional pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The company is recalling these products in addition to the 19,054 pounds of similar products that were recalled on Sept. 25, 2013.
The products listed below are being recalled as part of this expansion:
5 lb.Garden Fresh Ham Salad With Sweet Relish51211125-1 through 1125-4 and 1128-1 through 1128-4
12 oz.Garden Fresh Ham Salad61631128-2
5 lb.Premium Chicken Salad51671110-1
5 lb.Reduced Fat Chicken Salad53051115-1
5 lb.Chicken Salad51131118-1
12 oz.Chicken Salad61641118-1
5 lb.Sandwich Spread51901110-1
5 lb.Weis Ham Salad52121115-1, 1118-1
8 oz.Weis Ham Salad053341118-1
5 lb.Weis Wonder Chicken Salad52191115-1, 1118-1
4 lb.Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread386421128-2
12 oz.Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread386481128-2
8 lb.Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Base387701118-1
4 lb.Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread388861118-1
12 oz.Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread388921118-1
8 lb.Finest Traditions Dill Pasta & Chicken Salad386001118-1
8 lb.Finest Traditions Gemelli Pasta with Chicken385781118-1
4 lb.Finest Traditions Liver Pate387261113-1
8 lb.Finest Traditions Nevada Chicken Salad Base388021118-1
8 lb.Finest Traditions Spiral Pasta With Chicken385761118-1
The products listed below were announced as part of the recall on Sept. 25, 2013:
0 85239 24103 512 oz.Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad241039/24/2013 - 10/14/2013
0 85239 00221 66 oz.Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad00221609/28/2013 - 10/9/2013
0 85239 99017 911 oz.Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip9901710/12/2013 - 11/8/2013
0 85239 10125 414 oz.D'Amico and Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary101025409/24/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10121 614 oz.D'Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta10121610/02/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10122 36 oz.D'Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta10122310/02/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10024 014 oz.D'Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon1002409/24/2013
0 85239 10023 36 oz.D'Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon1002339/24/2013
7 33147 10496 512 oz.Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread38864809/28/13 - 10/18/2013
0 11596 06164 112 oz.Garden Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish616310/03/2013 -10/12-2013
0 41497 05334 68 oz.Weis Ham Salad0533409/27/2013 - 10/02/2013
The products being recalled bear the establishment number iEST. 17256” or iEst. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide.
FSIS conducted a food safety assessment at the facility following the initial recall. Microbial testing and other findings as part of the food safety assessment indicated that additional product was contaminated. The products included in the expanded recall were produced between Oct. 10 and Oct. 15, 2013. FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (800) 645-3367. Media with questions about the recall should contact the company's Vice President of Sales, Steve Mueller at (414) 645-1000.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.iAsk Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/report-a-problem-with-food.
Recommendations for People At-Risk for Listeriosis:
- Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.
- Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.
- Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.
- Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don't need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.
- Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
- Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.
- Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, quesco blanco, quesco fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.
- Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeriacan grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40° F or lower and the freezer 0° F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.
Products with Secondary Inhibitors - Not Shelf Stable