Colorado Named in Recall of 22,000 Pounds of Meat For Possible Listeria
More than 22,000 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products are being recalled by Reser’s Fine Foods because of possible Listeria contamination. Colorado and Wyoming are both among that states listed in the recall where the meat and other products may have been distributed to.
Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling approximately 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals 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 refrigerated ready-to-eat products were distributed nationwide and Canada.
The product is sold in retail and food service establishments. The packages will be marked with a Use-by-Date or Best By Date and followed by a plant identifier code of 20. Products affected by this recall are listed below.
NO illnesses have been reported to date.
The recalled products were manufactured at the Topeka, KS salad manufacturing facility. No other Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. manufacturing facilities are involved in this recall.
Consumers who purchased the product may take it back to the store for a refund or discard it.
For more information please contact Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 (8am-8pm EST) or visit the FDA website: www.fda.gov.
Click here to see the full list of affected products. It’s a long list containing everything from meats, to potato salad, to cole slaw, to strawberry parfait and more.
Better safe than sorry. Listeria is no laughing matter.