After the discovery of Liseteria monocytogenes in the food products, Reser’s Fine Foods, a food processing corporation based out of Oregon, is now recalling more than 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat containers.
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in young children, elderly people and even people with debilitated immune systems.
Short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea can occur in healthy individuals once consuming the contaminated products. The listeria infection has been accountable for both miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled ready-to-eat products were distributed nationwide and in Canada. Sold in both retail and food service establishments, each recalled package will be marked with a Use-by-Date and followed by a plant identifier code of “20.” For a complete list of the products affected, please click here.
According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), no illnesses have been reported from this recall.
The Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. manufacturing plant in question is the Topeka, Kansas, salad manufacturing facility. No other facilities are involved in this recall.
If you have purchased any of the recalled Reser’s products, the FDA urges you to take it back to the store of purchase for a refund or discard it.
For more information regarding this recall, please contact contact Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 (8am-8pm EST) or visit the FDA website: www.fda.gov.