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Health department warns of food recall

The Kane County Health Department on Wednesday cautioned people from eating products by Reser’s Fine Foods because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The Beaverton, Ore., company is recalling about 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat products, including pasta salad and creamy spinach dip, that were distributed nationwide. Visit www.fda.gov for a full list of products being recalled.

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. Infection also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy individuals might suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers who purchased a recalled product may take it back to the store for a refund or discard it.

Contact Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline at 888-257-7913 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time for more information.

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