Before you make a chicken salad sandwich for lunch, make sure your lunch meat is not part of a recent recall.
Several items were recalled last Wednesday, and a list of all the recalled items is available as of Monday. Garden Fresh Foods is recalling approximately 19,054 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
These products are being recalled in association with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled can be found on the FDA’s website here. Items include chicken and ham sandwiches, dips and spreads.
The products were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. The problem was discovered through microbiological testing at the facility by FDA. FDA, FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
According to the CDC, Listeria a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, people without these risk factors can also be affected.
For a complete a list of the recalled items click here.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (800) 645-3367.