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USDA recalls meat products sold in Kentuckiana due to contamination, high health risk

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The USDA issued a "Class I" recall of meat products sold in grocery stores across the country.

A "Class I" recall means the USDA believes it is a "health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death," according to their website.

Reser's Fine Foods is recalling nearly 23,000 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products because of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday, October 22.

The items include 12 ounce to 5 pound packs of premade chicken salad, ham salad, potato salad and baked beans. They were sold under brands including Cobble Street, Cross Valley Farms and Millers.

The products were distributed to stores across 27 states, including Kentucky and Indiana and nearby Ohio and Tennessee. To check to see you bought a contaminated item, look for the establishment number EST. 13520 or P-13520 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

More information on this recall can be found on the Food and Drug Administration's website.

The FSIS said the problem was discovered through microbiological testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The USDA urges anyone concerned about an illness to seek medical attention.

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