Reser's recalls products over Listeria concerns

Reser's recalls products over Listeria concerns

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Reser's Fine Foods is recalling approximately 109,000 cases of their products over concerns the food may be contaminated with Listeria.

The company issued the notice on Wednesday for their refrigerated ready-to-eat products that are distributed nationwide and in Canada.

The source has been narrowed down to a facility in Topeka, Kansas.

According to Reser's officials, while products from that facility were shipped across the United States, Oregon and Washington are not affected. That's because the company has a facility in Beaverton, Ore., that distributes Reser's products here locally.

Still, if you would like to check to make sure, any of the Reser's products with a Use By Date or Best By Date that are followed by a plant identifier code of 20 fall under the recall. VIEW THE ENTIRE LIST

No illnesses have been reported at this point, but Listeria is an organism that can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women run the danger of having a miscarriage or still birth.

For those who are healthy, the symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

If you have a Reser's product that is on the recall, you can take it back to the store you bought it from for a full refund. Or you can simply discard it.

If you have questions or concerns, you can call Reser's Fine Foods Consumer Hotline at 1-888-257-7913 (between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.) or visit the FDA website.