Because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, Reser’s Fine Foods has expanded it’s recall of its chicken, ham and beef products from its Topeka, Kansas, facility to include all products produced in Topeka between Sept. 5 and Oct. 25. Previously the date range for recalled products was Sept. 5 to Oct. 9.
The recalled products were distributed across the United States and in Canada. They carry a Use-By Date date or a Best By Date (see list) and include the plant-identifier code of 20. People who purchased the products can either return them to the store for a refund or throw them away.
Reser’s says there have been no reports of people becoming ill from their products. But Listeria infection can be serious. In some people — the elderly, those with compromised immune systems and young children — it can cause severe, even fatal, illness. The organism can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. In other people, the symptoms are less severe and short-term: fever, headache, stiffness and nausea or diarrhea.
A full list of products being recalled is here. For more information, consumers may call Reser’s consumer hotline at: 888-257-7913 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) or visit the website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at www.fda.com.