Garden Fresh Foods recalls 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken, ham due to Listeria contamination

Two Target brands affected

MILWAUKEE - Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee has recalled 19,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products because of possible Listeria bacteria contamination.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service says the foods were distributed to retailers and food services nationwide. They include several kinds of chicken and ham salads sold under the Market Pantry, Archer Farms, D'Amico and Sons, Finest Traditions, Garden Fresh and Weis brands.

Market Pantry and Archer Farms are featured brands at Target.

The agency says problem was discovered through testing by the Food and Drug Administration.

There have been no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. The company and the agency advised anyone concerned about an illness to contact a health care provider.

Listeria can lead to miscarriages in pregnant women and serious illnesses in people with weakened immune systems.

View the FDA website (here: http://1.usa.gov/18CkZeS)  for a list of specific products being recalled.

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