Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon is recalling nineteen refrigerated salad items due to notification from one of our ingredient suppliers that Listeria monocytogenes may be present in one lot of onions that was used in the manufacture of these salads.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and individuals with weakened immune systems. Healthy people 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.
The recalled refrigerated salads were distributed to retailers and distribution centers in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY, and British Columbia.
The retail product is sold in plastic containers and is marked with a Use By Date and the #10 at the end of the line of printing (see photo below).
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was the result of a notification from one of our onion suppliers that the bacteria may be present in one lot of onions used in the manufacture of these refrigerated salads. No other items were manufactured using this lot of onions.
List of the retail products recalled
Foodservice Products (for Commercial use) that are recalled
Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store for a refund or discard them.
For more information please contact Reser's Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 FREE (Call Center Hours: M-F 8am-9pm EST, Saturday 9am-7pm EST, Sunday 11am-7pm EST), or visit www.resers.com (products not available online) or the FDA website: www.fda.gov.
Reser's and Private Label products affected by this recall were distributed between March 22, 2016 and April 10, 2016.