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Garden Fresh Foods plant stops production because of recalls


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Garden-Fresh Foods plant in Milwaukee has halted production and reassigned about 100 employees because of product recalls.

Garden-Fresh has recalled tons of products in eight separate recalls since the end of August.  The first was announced August 30, after routine sampling of retail products by Michigan food safety officials detected Listeria bacteria.

The recalls include various fresh-cut vegetables and ready-to-eat slaws, dips and spreads, as well as 50 tons of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products.

Garden-Fresh spokesperson Mary Roberts tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel it is unknown how long production will be halted while the company deals with the recalls and the other contamination issue.  But she says most employees have been assigned to other duties in the plant.

No illnesses have been linked to the recalled products.

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