Kansas Firm Recalls Chicken, Ham and Beef Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination



WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 – Reser’s Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 22,800 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The company announced that these products are being recalled in conjunction with other foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled can be found on FDA’s website at www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Recalls/default.htm. Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “EST. 13520” or “P-13520” inside the USDA mark of inspection and include the following:

UPC Pack/Size Product Use-By Date

22486 15887

5 lbs.

Cobble Street Market Chicken Salad

11/15/13

58108 30149

5 lbs.

Cross Valley Farms Chicken Salad

11/13/13

58108 30166

5 lbs.

Cross Valley Farms Ham Salad

11/23/13

71117 11392

5 lbs.

Reser’s Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad with Cranberries & Pecans

11/13/13

   71117 11400

5 lbs.

Reser’s Fine Foods Chicken Salad

11/15/13

71117 11402

5 lbs.

Reser’s Fine Foods Ham Salad

11/26/13

71117 14139

5 lbs.

Reser’s Fine Foods Ham Salad Supreme

11/23/13

71117 14179

3 lbs.

Millers Bar-B-Que Beans with Beef

11/19/13

71117 19008

12 oz.

Reser’s Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad

11/13/13

71117 68007

5 lbs.

Classic Chicken Salad

11/13/13

77509 63308

12 oz.

Chef Solutions Cranberry Pecan White Meat Chicken Salad

11/16/13

71117 61502

3 lbs.

Stonemill Kitchens Loaded Potato Salad with Bacon

10/23/13


The products were distributed to retailers and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. A traceback investigation and follow-up testing by FDA at the facility determined there was potential cross contamination of products with Listeria monocytogenes from product contact surfaces. FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/current-recalls-and-alerts.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact the Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline at  1-888-257-7913  (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time).

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 www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Problems_With_Food_Products.






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