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Consumer Alert: Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken and Ham Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. -

A Wisconsin company is recalling more than 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible Listeria contamination.

According to information released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the products were produced by Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee but distributed nationwide through retail stores and food services.

The company says it has not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

For a full list of recalled products visit the FDA's website.
 
If you have questions regarding the recall, contact the company at (800) 645-3367.
 
For food safety questions, visit: AskKaren.gov.

If you are concerned about an illness, contact your healthcare provider.

 

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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