FDA: Reser's recall prompted by routine food check

FDA: Reser's recall prompted by routine food check

FDA: Reser's recall prompted by routine food check

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 11:15 AM

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman says a Reser's Fine Foods Inc. recall of packaged salads produced at its Topeka, Kan., plant was prompted by a routine check of products sold in Canada.

FDA spokeswoman Juli Ann Putnam said Tuesday that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat Cheesy Macaroni salad and Reser's issued a voluntary recall of affected products.

Putnam says a follow-up inspection of the plant by the FDA and the state of Kansas determined there was a potential for cross-contamination with other products, so the recall was expanded.

In all, some 450 products sold under the name of Beaverton-based Reser's and others were recalled.

Listeria can produce fever, headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain, and can be fatal for people with weak immune systems.

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