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Garden Fresh Foods Issues Major Recall

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
FDA -- Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to its voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates. The products included in the expanded recall were produced between the dates of September 5, 2013 through October 16, 2013. Although product included in this recall may be expired, Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. is concerned that some product may be frozen in consumer or retail freezers.

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 (6oz to 5lb packages). 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.

To see a comprehensive list of items affected, go to the following website: http://http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm373518.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00AM- 4:30 PM
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