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USDA issues recall for meats sold in North Carolina

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 22,800 pounds of meat products distributed by a Kansas company in 27 states, including North Carolina, is being recalled because of possible contamination.

The USDA says Reser’s Fine Foods, based in Topeka, Kan., has reported some chicken, ham and beef products might be contaminated with listeria bacteria.

Listeria infection in humans causes a number of gastrointestinal symptoms.

The foods were not distributed in South Carolina, according to the USDA.

It was not immediately clear Wednesday which North Carolina grocery stores sell the products.

The USDA says the problem was discovered in testing by the Canadian Food Inspections Agency. Follow-up testing in the United States indicated a possible contamination, although USDA officials say they have not received any reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline, at 888-257-7913, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays.

In addition to North Carolina, the items were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Items being recalled are:

Cobble Street Market Chicken Salad ... UPC: 22486 15887 ... 5-pound box ... use-by date, 11/15/13

Cross Valley Farms Chicken Salad ... UPC: 58108 30149 ... 5-pound box ... use-by date, 11/13/13

Cross Valley Farms Ham Salad ... UPC: 58108 30166 ... 5-pound box ... use-by date, 11/23/13

Reser’s Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pecans ... UPC: 71117 11392 ... 5-pound box ... use-by date, 11/13/13

Reser’s Fine Foods Chicken Salad ... UPC: 71117 11400 ... 5-pound box ... use-by date, 11/15/13

Reser’s Fine Foods Ham Salad ... UPC: 71117 11402 ... 5-pound box ... use-by date, 11/26/13

Reser’s Fine Foods Ham Salad Supreme ... UPC: 71117 14139 ... 5-pound box ... use-by date, 11/23/13

Millers Bar-B-Que Beans with Beef ... UPC: 71117 14179 ... 3-pound pack ... use-by date, 11/19/13

Reser’s Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad ... UPC: 71117 19008 ... 12-ounce pack ... use-by date, 11/13/13

Classic Chicken Salad ... UPC: 71117 68007 ... 5-pound box ... use-by-date, 11/13/13

Chef solutions Cranberry Pecan White Meat Chicken Salad ... UPC: 77509 63308 ... 12-ounce pack ... use-by date, 11/16/13

Stonemill Kitchens Loaded Potato Salad with Bacon ... UPC: 71117 61502 ... 3-pound box ... use-by date, 10/23/13

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