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WASHINGTON — Three Ready Pac Foods Inc. establishments, located in Swedesboro, N.J., in Jackson, Ga., and the headquarters facility in Irwindale, Calif., are recalling approximately 59,225 pounds of one variety of chicken salad product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced.

The recalled products are 7.5-ojunce single serve salad bowl packages of “Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot” with Use By Dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/2017.

The salad items were produced between Jan. 17, 2017, and Feb. 17, 2017, and have establishment number P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on Feb. 21, 2017, when the company received notification from the cheese supplier that the cheese ingredient utilized in the chicken salad products was included in an expanded cheese recall due to potential contamination with L. monocytogenes. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some of this recalled product may be in consumers’ refrigerators.

More information can be obtained by contacting Mary Toscano, corporate affairs supervisor, at 800-800-7822.

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