Beacon Journal staff report
Garden-Fresh Foods of Milwaukee, Wis., is expanding its recall of ready-to-eat salads, slaws and dips sold under various brand names because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The products include the Market Pantry and Archer Farmers brands sold at Target stores. Other brands in the recall are D’Amico and Sons, Roundy’s, Grandpa’s, Maggie’s, Finest Traditions, Chef’s Kitchen, Garden Fresh, Spartan, Weis and Portillo.
The products were sold in 6- to 18-ounce containers and were distributed to retail stores and food service operations in 14 states, including Ohio.
So far, there has been no reported illnesses related to this recall.
Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea from a Listeria infection, but it can cause miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at 1-800-645-3367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Visit www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm369696.htm to read a full list of the recalled products.