USDA issue recall for chicken, ham and beef products from Kansas producer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTVI) – Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 22,800 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.

A full list of products being recalled can be found on FDA’s website here. Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “EST. 13520” or “P-13520” inside the

USDA mark of inspection and include the following:
UPC                            Pack/Size         Product                                                Use-By Date
22486 15887            5 lbs.                  Cobble Street Market Salad             11/15/13
58108 30149            5 lbs.                  Cross Valley Farms Chicken Salad 11/13/13
58108 30166            5 lbs.                  Cross Valley Farms Ham Salad       11/23/13
71117 11392               5 lbs.                  Reser’s Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad with                                                                  Cranberries & Pecans                        11/13/13
71117 11400               5 lbs.          Reser’s Fine Foods Chicken Salad          11/15/13
71117 11402               5 lbs.          Reser’s Fine Foods Ham Salad                11/26/13
71117 14139               5 lbs.          Reser’s Fine Foods Ham Salad Supreme 11/23/13
71117 14179               3 lbs.          Millers Bar-B-Que Beans with Beef        11/19/13
71117 19008              12 oz.         Reser’s Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad 11/13/13
71117 68007              5 lbs.         Classic Chicken Salad                                 11/13/13
77509 63308            12 oz.         Chef Solutions Cranberry PecanWhite Chicken Meat                                                         Salad                                                              11/13/13
71117 61502               3 lbs.         Stonemill Kitchens Loaded Potato Salad with                                                             Bacon                                                            10/23/13

The products were distributed to retailers and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Follo-up testing by the FDA found potential cross contamination of products with Listeria monocytogenes from product contact surfaces.

The USDA and Reser’s Fine Foods have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline at 1-888-257-7913 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time).

An online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.

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.
  • Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, queso blanco, queso fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.
  • Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40° F or lower and the freezer 0° F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.

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