Company Issues Huge Food Recall for Meat and Salad Products Due to Listeria Contamination
On Tuesday, October 22nd, the US Department of Agriculture announced a food recall covering 22,800 lbs of chicken, ham, and beef products, including ready-to-eat items, due to listeria contamination.
The items under the food recall were manufactured by Reser’s Fine Foods, based in Topeka, Kansas. The ready-to-eat meat salads include Cobble Street Market Chicken Salad, Cross Valley Farms Ham Salad, Millers Bar-B-Que Beans with Beef, Stonemill Kitchens Loaded Potato Salad with Bacon, and other items. A full list for the food recall can be found at the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website.
Although retailers in South Carolina and Georgia have reportedly not received any of these items so far, retail stores and distributers 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 are affected by the listeria food recall.
Officials say that the listeria contamination was actually discovered through food testing at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. “A traceback investigation and follow-up testing by (the Food and Drug Administration) at the facility determined there was potential cross contamination of products with Listeria monocytogenes from product contact surfaces.”
The USDA said that, so far, they have not received any reports of illness or infection due to the listeria contamination. Anyone concerned about a potential listeria infection, whether related to the food recall or not, should see a health care professional.
Contaminated Food Recall Notices Are One Step to Ensure Consumer Safety
Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries or illnesses from defective products, including food and prescription medications. A defective product lawyer can help you with an injury you may receive. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety, including timely health and safety recalls, such as drug and food recalls.
There are a number of reasons that defective products and contaminated foods make it to our shelves:
- Defective manufacturing
- Inadequate testing
- Design defects
- Marketing Misrepresentation
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