Updated: 10/23/2013 5:19 PM
Created: 10/23/2013 3:22 PM WHEC.com
Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products and refrigerated ready-to-eat salads made at a Topeka, Kan., plant.
The company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were shipped to retailers and distributors in 27 states: 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 and Inspection Service listed various "sell by" dates for the recalled products.
There have been no reports of illness. Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon and potentially fatal disease. Symptoms can include high fever and severe headache.
Wegmans says it does not carry Reser's meat products. The company does carry Reser's Coleslaw and Potato Salad.
Wegmans says it is expanding on the original recall by also recalling:
Reser's Fine Foods Cole Slaw, 15 oz. UPC: 7111719014. Use by 10/23/2013
Reser's Find Foods Potato Salad, 16 oz. UPC: 7111719000. Use by 11/26/2013
Wegmans says all products can be returned for a full refund.