The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service announced a recall of over 103 thousand pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible Listeria contamination.
Garden Fresh Foods, based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is recalling the food as an expansion of previous recalls on September 25th and October 17th. The products have the establishment numbers 17256 and P-17256.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (800) 645-3367.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
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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