Wisconsin Firm Expands Chicken, Ham Recall for Listeria
(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) -- Garden Fresh Foods, a Wisconsin-based company, is expanding its recall of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is the firm's third in two months. An additional 103,080 pounds of product will be taken off the market, with 25,748 pounds already recalled on Sept. 25 and Oct. 17.
The foods in question include chicken salad, bacon parmesan dip and ham salad among other products. The containers display the numbers "EST. 17256" or "Est. P-17256" inside the United States Department of Agriculture mark of inspection. There have been no reports of illnesses.
Following the September recall, the Food Safety and Inspection Service conducted an assessment at the firm's facility and found more products could have been contaminated.
Listeria primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and those with weakened immune systems. The FSIS recommends those at risk wash hands before and after handling raw meat and poultry and avoid eating hot dogs, luncheon meats and other deli meats.
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