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New England food recall expanded

October 26. 2013 7:52PM

CONCORD - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall order for products from a Boston-based company over concerns for possible contamination with the Listeria bacteria.

The initial recall Friday was for about 223,000 pounds of chicken salad products prepared by Boston Salads and Provisions Company Inc. and distributed to stores in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The FDA expanded the order on Saturday to include about 80,000 pounds of other items, including seafood, shrimp, tuna and potato salads. The newly added products were for sale by early November in Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine.

"Thankfully no illnesses have been reported related to this recall as Listeriosis can be a serious infection, especially for pregnant women and seniors," said Dr. José Montero, director of public health at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. "We will continue to monitor this recall and continue our surveillance efforts for any possible cases."

Montero said the state will continue to notify the public with any further developments.

The FDA also provides updated information online at

The salads were distributed in containers ranging in size from 1 to 30 pounds under the brand names Boston Salads, Market Sources, Price Chopper, Dietz & Watson, Northern Haserot, Costa Fresh Fruit Ideas and Rachael's Gourmet.

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