The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, Wisc. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,054 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
These products are being recalled in association with a recall by the same company of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A full list of products being recalled can be found on the FDA’s website here. Products regulated by FSIS bear the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The products were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. The problem was discovered through microbiological testing at the facility by FDA. FDA, 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.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company at (800) 645-3367.
Consumers with food safety questions can Ask Karen, the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day online 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 here.