Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, WI. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,694 additional 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. The company is recalling these products in addition to the 19,054 pounds of similar products that were recalled on Sept. 25, 2013.
The products recalled in this recent expansion include a variety of ham and chicken salad products, as well as liver pate and pasta with chicken. The full list of products in the original recall and expanded recall can be found at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-055-2013-expanded.
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 facility 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 Oct. 10 and Oct. 15, 2013. FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.