October 23rd, 2013
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More than 22,000 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products are being recalled because of possible Listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

The products were sent to retailers and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming, the USDA said in a statement Tuesday.

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

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  1. PlutoIsn'tAPlanet

    Article forgot to mention that ready made foods that don't contain ANY meat are also being recalled. Living as a vegetarian or vegan wouldn't necessarily save you from this round of mass produced/distributed food borne illness

    November 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  2. Vegan Beckee

    If people were to adopt a strictly vegetarian diet, none of this would be an issue...

    October 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead

      I only like Smoked Vegan.....or else they are stringy and they are tuff to chew. Low and slow on the smoker is the way to go.
      I add a lot of Fruit wood so the tree huggers have something to hold onto.

      October 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Reply
      • RC

        He He He.......

        October 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Reply
    • tarty

      what about all of those salads, spinach, tomato, cantaloupe recalls in the past few years? E Coli much?

      October 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  3. RC

    Here we go again......

    October 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Reply

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