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Milwaukee Food Plant Stops Production Amid Recalls

Created: 11/16/2013 1:52 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The Garden-Fresh Foods plant in Milwaukee has halted production and reassigned about 100 employees because of product recalls.
    
Garden-Fresh has recalled tons of products in eight separate recalls since the end of August. The first was announced Aug. 30, after routine sampling of retail products by Michigan food safety officials detected Listeria bacteria.
    
The recalls include various fresh-cut vegetables and ready-to-eat slaws, dips and spreads, as well as 50 tons of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products.
    
Garden-Fresh spokeswoman Mary Roberts tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It's unknown how long production will be halted while the company deals with the recalls and the contamination issue. But she says most employees have been assigned to other duties in the plant.
    
No illnesses have been linked to the recalled products.

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