Recommendations for People At-Risk for Listeriosis:
• Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.
• Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.
• Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.
• Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don't need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.
• Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
• Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (RELEASE FROM USDA)-- Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, Wisc.establishment, is recalling approximately 19,054 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 (FSIS) announced today.
These products are being recalled in association with a recall by the same company of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection and include the following: (you can also find a complete list at the link below this story)
-Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad
-Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad
-Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip
-D'Amico and Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary
-D'Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta
-D'Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon
-Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread
-Garden Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish
-Weis Ham Salad
The products were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. The problem was discovered through microbiological testing at the facility by FDA. 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.
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.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (800) 645-3367.