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Ham Chicken Beef Products Recalled over Listeria Scare

06 November 2013

US - A Kansas meat processing company is expanding a recall of chicken, ham and beef products to include all products produced between 10 and 25 October because of concerns over possible Listeria contamination.

The company, Reser’s Fine Foods, from Topeka, Kansas, previously expanded its recall on 26 October, to include product produced between 5 September and 9 October.

This is in addition to the 22,800 pounds of product recalled on 22 October.

The products are being recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The products were distributed to retailers and distributors nationwide.

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

A traceback investigation and follow-up testing by FDA at the facility determined there was potential cross contamination of products with Listeria monocytogenes from product contact surfaces.

On further review, the company said that products produced on additional dates should be recalled.

FSIS has not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.
The expansion of the recall was initiated by the firm out of an abundance of caution after learning of the potential contamination of non-food contact surfaces with Listeria monocytogenes, FSIS said.


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