Friday, December 19, 2014

7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products recalled for possible Listeria contamination

Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee is recalling 6,694 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of a possible Listeria bacteria contamination. This comes after a September 25 recall of an additional 19,054 pounds of similar products.

The products included in the expanded recall were produced between Oct. 10 and Oct. 15, 2013, and bear the numbers "EST. 17256" or "Est. P-17256" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service says the foods were distributed to retailers and food services nationwide. Packages of Weis Ham Salad, and Weis Wonder Chicken Salad, which are sold at Weis Markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, are part of the recall.

The agency says a problem was discovered through testing by the Food and Drug Administration.

There have been no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. The company and the agency advised anyone concerned about an illness to contact a health care provider.

Listeria can lead to miscarriages in pregnant women and serious illnesses in people with weakened immune systems.

Online: FSIS recall notice: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-055-2013-expanded

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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