WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday morning the expansion of a Garden-Fresh Foods recall that was first initiated late last month.
The voluntary recall covers various various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Products are sold in various size containers (2 lb to 5 lb containers). The products were distributed in the following states: WI, MN, IA, IL, OH, IN, TX, FL, MA, MO, MI, PA, AZ, CA, and distributed to retail stores and food services.
Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Currently there has been no illness or complaints related to this recall.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00AM- 4:30 PM
Download the attachment below to see the list of products recalled:
If you are unable to download the attachment, visit the FDA's website at this address: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm372751.htm