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National meat recall expanded

Reser's Fine Foods is expanding its recall of chicken, ham and beef products to include all products produced between Sept. 5 and Oct. 9, 2013.

Reser's Fine Foods, a Topeka, Kan. establishment, is expanding its recall of approximately 22,800 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products included in the recall were distributed nationwide and in Canada, the Food and Drug Administration said. The recall covers about 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat products.

The potential contamination was discovered by testing at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, officials said. "A traceback investigation and follow-up testing by FDA at the facility determined there was potential cross contamination of products with Listeria monocytogenes from product contact surfaces."

No illnesses have been reported, according to the USDA and FDA.

Recalled products include several kinds of chicken salad, ham salad, barbecue beans with beef, and potato salad with bacon. They bear the establishment number EST. 13520 or P-13520 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The packages will be marked with a use-by or best buy date and followed by a plant identifier code of 20, the FDA said. Consumers may take the product back for a refund or discard it.

Click here to see more information from the USDA.

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