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Chicken, ham recall by Wisconsin company

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee is recalling approximately 19,054 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with listeria.

Listeria is a bacterium that causes causes listeriosis, food poisoning.  Symptoms include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service released the following  recall information Wednesday:
 
Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number "EST. 17256" or "Est. P-17256" inside the USDA mark of inspection and include the following:
 
UPC
Pack/Size
Product
Product Code
Code Date
0 85239 24103 5
12 oz.
Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad
24103
9/24/2013 - 10/14/2013
0 85239 00221 6
6 oz
Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Salad
002216
09/28/2013 - 10/9/2013
0 85239 99017 9
11 oz
Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip
99017
10/12/2013 - 11/8/2013
0 85239 10125 4
14 oz
D'Amico and Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary
1010254
09/24/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10121 6
14 oz
D'Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta
101216
10/02/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10122 3
6 oz
D'Amico and Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta
101223
10/02/2013 - 10/10/2013
0 85239 10024 0
14 oz
D'Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon
100240
9/24/2013
0 85239 10023 3
6 oz
D'Amico and Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon
100233
9/24/2013
7 33147 10496 5
12 oz
Finest Traditions Ham Salad Spread
388648
09/28/13 - 10/18/2013
0 11596 06164 1
12 oz
Garden Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish
6163
10/03/2013 -10/12-2013
0 41497 05334 6
8 oz
Weis Ham Salad
05334
09/27/2013 - 10/02/2013
 
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. 
 
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (800) 645-3367. 
 
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, quesco blanco, quesco 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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