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Garden Fresh Foods Recalling Ready-to-Eat Chicken, Ham Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee, WI, is recalling more than 19,000 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 sent out an announcement about this recall on Wednesday evening.

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 “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection and include the following:

UPC Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date
0 85239 24103 5 12 oz. Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad 24103 9/24/2013 – 10/14/2013
0 85239 00221 6 6 oz Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad 002216 09/28/2013 – 10/9/2013
0 85239 99017 9 11 oz Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip 99017 10/12/2013 – 11/8/2013
0 85239 10125 4 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary 1010254 09/24/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10121 6 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta 101216 10/02/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10122 3 6 oz D’Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta 101223 10/02/2013 – 10/10/2013
0 85239 10024 0 14 oz D’Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100240 9/24/2013
0 85239 10023 3 6 oz D’Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100233 9/24/2013
7 33147 10496 5 12 oz Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread 388648 09/28/13 – 10/18/2013
0 11596 06164 1 12 oz Garden Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish 6163 10/03/2013 -10/12-2013
0 41497 05334 6 8 oz Weis Ham Salad 05334 09/27/2013 – 10/02/2013

The products were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. FDA discovered the problem through microbiological testing at the facility. 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.

Weiss Brand salads made by Garden Fresh Foods were the subject of an earlier recall reported by Food Safety News on Monday, Sept. 23.

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.

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