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Reser's Fine Foods expands its food recall.  Some brand names attached to the recall include Walmart, Kroger and Sav-A-Lot. Reser's Fine Foods expands its food recall. Some brand names attached to the recall include Walmart, Kroger and Sav-A-Lot.
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This is not the first time that the company has expanded the recall on the meat products. The last time was a little more than a week ago on Oct. 26.  That recall included products produced between Sept. 5 and Oct. 9, 2013. This is in addition to the 22,800 pounds of product recalled on Oct. 22. The products are being recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

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 in this expansion can be found on FDA's website.  Only products made at the Topeka, Kansas salad facility, also designated by the plant code #20 after the code date "Use By Nov 03 13 #20" are affected by this recall. No other Reser's facilities are involved in this action.

Products subject to this recall expansion include the following: 

Block & Barrel Gourmet White Meat Chicken Salad
11/09/13 -11/22/13
077509633084        
77509.63308
12 oz        

Chef Solutions  Cranberry Pecan White Meat Chicken Salad                     
11/18/13 -11/29/13
071117182309        
71117.18230
12 oz        

Dillons Ham Salad                          
11/19/13 -11/27/13
822486158873        
5 lbs        

Cobblestreet Market Chicken Salad
11/17/13 -12/01/13
011110059680        
11110.05968
16 oz        

Kroger Wholesome at Home BBQ Beans with Beef & Sauce                       
11/24/13 -12/01/13
011110066930        
11110.06693
5 lbs        

Kroger BBQ Beans with Beef and Sauce                             
11/24/13 -12/03/13
071117141788        
71117.14178
16 oz        

Miller's BBQ  Beans with Beef                         
11/20/13 - 12/01/13
071117141795        
71117.14179
3 lbs
     
Miller's BBQ Beans with Beef                             
11/21/13 - 11/28/13
071117023978        
71117.02397
7 oz        

Mrs. Weaver Ham Salad                        
11/21/13 -12/03/13
071117023961        
71117.02396
7 oz        

Mrs. Weaver Chicken Salad                        
11/22/13 - 12/03/13
071117113976        
71117.11397
5 lbs        

Resers White Meat Chicken Salad with Rotisserie Dressing                              
12/6/2013
071117113983        
71117.11398
5 lbs        

Resers Gourmet White Meat Chicken Salad                     
11/11/13 -11/24/13
071117114003        
71117.11400
5 lbs        

Resers Chicken Salad                           
11/17/13 -12/01/13
071117004076        
71117.00407
5 lbs        

Resers Smoked Chicken Salad 
11/11/13 -11/25/13
071117113921        
71117.11392
5 lbs        

Resers White Meat Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
11/14/13 -11/25/13
071117190083        
71117.19008
12 oz        

Resers White Meat Chicken Salad   
11/14/13 -11/29/13
071117141320        
71117.14132
5 lbs        

Resers Classic White Chicken Salad
11/19/13 -12/01/13
071117002812        
71117.00281
5 lbs        

Resers Carolina Barbecue Beans with Beef                    
11/20/13 - 12/03/13
071117135121        
71117.13512
5 lbs        

Resers White Chicken Salad                        
11/23/13 -12/01/13
071117114195        
71117.11419
5 lbs        

Resers Shredded White Chicken Salad                 
11/24/13 - 12/06/13
071117141399        
71117.14139
5 lbs        

Resers Ham Salad Supreme                      
11/24/13 - 12/06/13
071117190113        
71117.19011
12 oz        

Resers Ham Salad                       
11/28/13 - 12/06/13
071117114027        
71117.11402
5 lbs        

Resers Ham Salad                      
11/28/13 -12/12/13
051933380905        
12 oz        

SAV-A-LOT  Ham Salad                        
11/20/13 - 11/28/13
007111711495        
71117.11495
10 lbs        

Stonemill Cranberry Pecan White Chicken Salad                          
11/15/13 - 11/22/13
071117615029        
71117.61502
3 lbs        

Stonemill                       
11/21/13 - 11/28/13
041303820278        
41303.82027
12 oz        

Everyday Essentials White Meat Chicken Salad                   
11/14/13 - 11/21/13
074865800372        
71117.68007
5 lbs        

SYSCO Classic Chicken Salad                  
11/14/13 - 11/29/13
758108301498        
58108.30149
5 lbs        

US Foodservice Chicken Salad                   
11/14/13 - 11/29/13
758108301665        
58108.30166
5 lbs        

US Foodservice Ham Salad                   
11/25/13 - 12/09/13
681131917544        
79453.82325
4 oz        

Walmart Chicken Salad                           
11/14/13 -11/26/13
081131917542        
81131.91754
12 oz        

Walmart Chicken Salad                           
11/15/13 - 11/28/13
081131917566        
81131.91756
12 oz        

Walmart Ham Salad                 
11/25/13 - 12/05/13
073474030040        
5 lbs        

Yoder Ham Salad                        
11/20/13 - 12/01/13




Products subject to the previous expansion on Oct. 26, 2013 included:
     
Block and Barrel Imperial Gourmet White Meat Chicken Salad
10/5/13 - 11/17/13
077509633084        
77509.63308    
12 oz.        

Chef Solutions Cranberry Pecan White Meat Chicken Salad
10/14/13 - 11/16/13
071117182309        
71117.18230    
12 oz.        

Dillons Ham Salad
10/15/13 - 11/16/13
822486158873        
5 lbs.        

Cobble Street Market Chicken Salad
10/12/13 - 11/15/13
011110066930        
11110.06693    
5 lbs.        

Kroger BBQ Beans With Beef & Sauce
10/17/13 - 11/14/13
011110059680        
11110.05968    
16 oz.        

Kroger BBQ Beans With Beef & Sauce
10/20/13 - 11/12/13
071117141788        
71117.14178    
16 oz.        

Millers Bar-B-Que Beans with Beef
10/16/13 - 11/18/13
071117141795        
71117.14179    
3 lbs.        

Millers Bar-B-Que Beans with Beef
10/20/13 - 11/19/13
071117023978        
71117.02397    
7 oz.        

Mrs. Weaver's Ham Salad
10/18/13 - 11/14/13
071117023961        
71117.02396    
7 oz.        

Mrs. Weaver's Chicken Salad
10/22/13 - 11/19/13
071117113907        
71117.11390    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Chicken Salad 
9/19/13 - 11/12/13
071117113983        
71117.11398    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Gourmet White Chicken Salad
10/7/13 - 11/9/13
071117004076        
71117.00407    
5 lbs.        

Reser's  Fine Foods Smoked Chicken Salad                           
10/8/13 - 11/9/13
071117113921        
71117.11392    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad with Cranberries & Pecans
10/11/13 - 11/13/13
071117190083        
71117.19008    
12 oz        

Reser's Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad
10/11/13 - 11/13/13
071117114003        
71117.11400    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Chicken Salad
10/12/13 - 11/15/13
071117135121        
71117.13512    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods White Chicken Salad Artificially Whitened
10/15/13 - 11/17/13
071117002812        
71117.00281    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Carolina BBQ Beans with Meat
10/17/13 - 11/19/13
071117141320        
71117.14132    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Classic Chicken Salad
10/19/13 - 11/16/13
071117114195        
71117.11419    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Shredded White Chicken Salad
10/20/13 - 11/22/13
071117141399        
71117.14139    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Ham Salad Supreme
10/21/13 - 11/23/13
071117190113        
71117.19011    
12 oz        

Reser's Fine Foods Ham Salad
10/21/13 - 11/22/13
071117114027        
71117.11402    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods Ham Salad
10/28/13 - 11/26/13
071117113976        
71117.11397    
5 lbs.        

Reser's Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad with Rotisserie Seasoning
11/3/2013
051933380905        
12 oz        

Sav-A-Lot Ham Salad 
10/16/13 - 11/17/13
071117615029        
71117.61502    
3 lbs.        

Stonemill Kitchens Loaded Potato Salad with Bacon
10/11/13 - 11/12/13
007111711494        
71117.11494    
10.5 lbs.        

Stonemill Kitchens Low Fat White Chicken Salad with Agave and Cranberries                          
11/6/2013
007111711495        
71117.11495    
10 lbs.        

Stonemill Kitchens Cranberry Pecan White Chicken Salad 
11/7/2013
041303820278        
41303.82027    
12 oz        

Essential Everyday White Meat Chicken Salad   
10/11/13 - 11/8/13
074865800372        
71117.68007    
5 lbs.        

Classic Chicken Salad
10/11/13 - 11/13/13
758108301498        
58108.30149    
5 lbs.        

Cross Valley Farms Chicken Salad
10/10/13 - 11/13/13
758108301665        
58108.30166    
5 lbs.        

Cross Valley Farms Ham Salad
10/25/13 - 11/23/13
681131917544        
79453.82325    
4 oz        

CHICKEN MKTSDE SS
10/11/13 - 11/12/13
081131917542        
81131.91754    
12 oz        

Walmart Deli Chicken Salad
10/11/13 - 11/8/13
081131917566        
81131.91756    
12 oz        

Walmart Deli Ham Salad
10/18/13 - 11/19/13
073474030040        
5 lbs.        

Yoder's Ham Salad
10/17/13 - 11/17/13


Products that were previously recalled on Oct. 22, 2013, include: 

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 nationwide including Kroger, Sav-A-Lot and Walmart.

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. Upon further review, the company determined that products produced on additional dates should be recalled.

Right now there have been  no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. The Nov. 4 expansion of this recall was initiated by the firm out of an abundance of caution after learning of the potential contamination of non-food contact surfaces with Listeria monocytogenes.

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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls

 

Recommendations for People At-Risk for Listeriosis:

Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.

Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don't need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.

Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.

Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.

Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, queso blanco, queso fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.

Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40° F or lower and the freezer 0° F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.