Reser's Fine Foods Issues Recall, Potential Listeria Contamination


      Washington --Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods has recalled nearly 22,800 pounds ofpotentially bacteria-tainted food products, some of which have been shipped toNebraska and Kansas.

      These potentially contaminatedfoods include chicken, ham and beef products and refrigerated ready-to-eatsalads made at a Topeka, Kan., plant.

      The company and the U.S.Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday the products may be contaminatedwith Listeria monocytogenes.

      The products were shipped toretailers and distributors in the 27 states listed here: Alabama, Arkansas,Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York,North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas,Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

      The USDA Food Safety andInspection Service listed various "sell by" dates for the recalledproducts.

      There have been no reports ofillness. Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon andpotentially fatal disease.

      Symptoms can include high feverand severe headache.

      Check with the place of purchaseif you believe you may have a contaminated product.