The recalled products -- various sizes of refrigerated ready-to-eat salads were produced at the Topeka, Kan., salad manufacturing facility. No other Reser's Fine Foods Inc. manufacturing facilities are involved in this recall, company officials said.
Listeria 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 woman, U.S. health officials say. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with these products.
The recalled refrigerated ready-to-eat products were distributed nationwide and Canada with a "use by date" in November or December. They include:
-- More than 160 different types of salad under the Reser name.
-- More than 30 different types of pasta, potato, seafood and egg salads under the Safeway name.
-- 7-11's macaroni elbow and other pasta salads.
-- Aldi's potato, cole slaw and pasta salads.
-- Block and Barrel's pasta, potato and tuna salads.
-- Casa Solana Salsa Margarita.
-- Dickey's original potato, cole slaw and pasta salads.
-- Famous Dave's potato salads.
-- Cobblestreet Market'spotato, cole slaw, pasta and tuna salads.
-- Jewel's spinach dip.
-- King Sooper's potato and pasta salads.
-- Miller's bold and spicy beans.
-- Mrs. Giles' Amish shredded slaw, spiced apples and potato salads.
-- Mrs. Weaver's Pimento spread.
-- Orvel Kent's Pimento spread.
-- West Creek's cole slaw, potato and pasta salads.
-- Sav-a-lot pimento spread.
-- Stonemil's potato, pasta, pesto, bean, noodle and curry ginger couscous salads.
-- Essential Everyday's cole slaw, potato, pasta and seafood salads.
-- Sysco Classic's cole slaw, potato, pasta and seafood salads.
-- U.S. FoodService's cole slaw, potato, pasta, egg, pimento cheese, bean and seafood salads.
-- WalMart's baked beans, cole slaw, potato, pasta and seafood salads.
-- Yoder's potato and bean salads.
-- Yum's pasta and potato salads.
Consumers who purchased the product may take it back to the store for a refund or throw it away, company officials say.
For more information please contact Reser's Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or visit the FDA website: www.fda.gov.