Greencore USA, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 23 pounds of chef salad products. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

5.6 oz. plastic containers of “Thornton’s Quick Café Chef Salad” with an “Enjoy By” date through“2/4/2012”, that bear the establishment number “P-38518” inside the USDA mark of inspection The products were distributed to retail establishments in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered when Greencore USA was notified by one of its suppliers that hard-cooked eggs (a product inspected by the FDA) had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and are being recalled by Michael Foods Egg Products Co. The salads contain the recalled eggs and are the subject of this FSIS recall. FSIS, FDA, and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.