Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken And Ham Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, Wisc.establishment, is recalling approximately 19,054 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.
These products are being recalled in association with a recall by the same company of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled can be found on the FDA's website here. Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number iEST. 17256” or iEst. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection and include the following:
UPCPack/SizeProductProduct CodeCode Date
0 85239 24103 512 oz.Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad241039/24/2013 - 10/14/2013
0 85239 00221 66 ozArcher Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad00221609/28/2013 - 10/9/2013
0 85239 99017 911 ozArcher Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip9901710/12/2013 - 11/8/2013
0 85239 10125 414 ozD'Amico and Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary101025409/24/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10121 614 ozD'Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta10121610/02/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10122 36 ozD'Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta10122310/02/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10024 014 ozD'Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon1002409/24/2013
0 85239 10023 36 ozD'Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon1002339/24/2013
7 33147 10496 512 ozFinest Traditions Ham Salad Spread38864809/28/13 - 10/18/2013
0 11596 06164 112 ozGarden Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish616310/03/2013 -10/12-2013
0 41497 05334 68 ozWeis Ham Salad0533409/27/2013 - 10/02/2013
The products were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. The problem was discovered through microbiological testing at the facility by FDA. FDA, 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 patE, 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.
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