Product Recall: Garden Fresh Foods, Inc.
Products possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes sold in Texas
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to a voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates (see link below). The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Products are sold in various size containers (6oz to 18oz packages). The products were distributed in the following states: WI, MN, IA, IL, OH, IN, TX, FL, MA, MO, MI, PA, AZ, CA, and distributed to retail stores and food services.
Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Currently there has been no illness or complaints related to this recall. Those with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00AM- 4:30 PM
Products included in this recall can be reviewed at: www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm369696.htm
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