Monday, October 28, 2013

Huge Recall of Salads, Meat and Salsa May Affect NYC

Reser's Fine Foods of Beaverton, Oregon is expanding its October 22, 2013 recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

According to the FDA, Listeria can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant woman.

The recalled foods were distributed nationwide to stores like Walmart, 7-11, Costco and Safeway, and to restaurants and institutions by SYSCO.

Last week the company recalled chicken, ham and beef products. Now the list includes scores of prepared foods:
Numerous types of pasta salads, potato salads, cole slaw, seafood, chicken and tuna salads, pimento spreads, bean salads, Buffalo chicken, fruit ambrosia, all kinds of vegetable dips like spinach dip, raspberry parfait, baked potatoes, Creole potatoes (and other potato products), prepared antipasto, Cookies & Cream, Hawaiian Delight, Pistachio Delight, apple salad, pumpkin mousse, Strawberries & Cream, varieties of salsa, meatloaf glaze, corn and bean salad, rotisserie chicken base, orange/cranberry relish, tabouli salad, BBQ/ Smokehouse beans, and more. The list is here.

The packages are marked with a Use-by-Date or Best By Date and followed by a plant identifier code of 20.

The company says there are as yet no confirmed illnesses associated with these products.

The recalled products were manufactured at the Topeka, KS salad manufacturing facility.
For more information please contact Reser's Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 (8am-10pm EST).

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