Reser’s Fine Foods is recalling nearly 23,000 pounds of meat products this week due to possible listeria contamination. The Topeka, Kansas-based company is recalling primarily packaged salads that contain chicken, pork and beef Fortunately, as of today there haven’t been any reported illnesses due to contamination.
The recall was launched after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ran tests on the meats and discovered signs of contamination. As a result, products distributed to 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 being recalled.
The recall has escalated to Class I, which means that consuming contaminated food would result in a “reasonable probability” of “serious, adverse health consequences or death.” Listeria, a bacteria found everywhere in the soil and ground water, can cause fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea and is especially dangerous for the elderly, children and pregnant women.
For a full list of recalled products, visit the USDA recall page.
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