October 28, 2013

Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Expands Recall of Refrigerated Ready-to-Eat Products Due to Potential Health Risk

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information that Reser's Fine Foods of Beaverton, Ore., is voluntarily expanding its Oct. 22, 2013, recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. Healthy people 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.

The recalled refrigerated ready-to-eat products were distributed nationwide and in Canada. The products are sold in retail and food service establishments. The packages will be marked with a Use-by-Date or Best By Date and followed by a plant identifier code of 20.

There are no confirmed illnesses associated with these products.

The recalled products were manufactured at the Topeka, Kan., salad manufacturing facility. No other Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. manufacturing facilities are involved in this recall.

The full recall can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm372345.htm.