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Listeria Concerns Extend Chicken and Ham Product Recall

18 October 2013

US - A Wisconsin food processor is extending a recall of chicken products first announced in September, because of concerns over Listeria contamination.

Garden Fresh Foods, based in Milwaukee, is recalling approximately 6,694 pounds more of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of the possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the company is recalling these products in addition to the 19,054 pounds of similar products that were recalled on 25 September.

The products being recalled bear the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide.

FSIS conducted a food safety assessment at the processing plant following the initial recall.

Microbial testing and other findings as part of the food safety assessment indicated that additional product was contaminated.

The products included in the expanded recall were produced between 10 and 15 October.

FSIS and the company say they have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

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