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Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013

Spartan Fresh Potato Salad recalled over listeria risk

Milwaukee, Wisconsin company, Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc., has announced the recall of a limited amount of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad In 16 oz. Packages after the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination was noted during routine testing.

Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad Image/FDA

Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad
Image/FDA

The affected Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad is packaged in square 16 oz. plastic retail containers with a UPC Code Number 0 11213 90320 0 and a USE BY DATE of 09/06/13/04.

Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad was distributed by Spartan Stores in the State of Michigan and Toledo Ohio.

There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this product.

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not open the package or use the contents. Instead, they should return the product to the location of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions can contact Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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