November 4, 2013
Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. Expanded Recalls on Specific Packages of Products Because of Possible Health Risk Recall Class I
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information that Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to its voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates. The products included in the expanded recall were produced between Sept. 5, 2013, and Oct. 16, 2013. Although product included in this recall may have expired, Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. is concerned that some product may be frozen in consumer or retail freezers.
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.
The products are sold in various size containers (6oz to 5lb 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 have been no illnesses or complaints related to this recall.
The full recall can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm373518.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.