Garden-fresh Foods, Inc. Recalls Spartan Fresh Selection American Potato Salad in 16 Oz. Packages Because of Possible Health Risk

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–August 30, 2013.  Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. of Milwaukee Wisconsin is recalling A Limited Quantity of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad In 16 oz. Packages, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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

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.

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

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 16 oz. packages of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad with a USE BY DATE OF 09/06/13/04.

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.

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.