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Recall of the Week: Garden Fresh Foods ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to Listeria contamination

Milwaukee-based Garden Fresh Foods is recalling about 19,000 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 said.

Garden Fresh Food LogoThese products are being recalled along with a recall by the same company of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. See this list of recalled products on the FDA’s website.

Products regulated by FSIS have the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Click here for a listing.

The products were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. They include several kinds of chicken and ham salads sold under the following brands: Market Pantry, Archer Farms, D'Amico and Sons, Finest Traditions, Garden Fresh, and Weis.

The FDA discovered the problem due to testing at the company’s facility.

The FDA, FSIS, and company haven’t received reports of illnesses from consumers who have eaten these products. If people have concerns, they should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the company at 800-645-3367.

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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