The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) was a day short of a month early Saturday  since its last recall when it put out the notice that it was seeking return of 286,320 pounds of fresh and frozen meat and poultry products.

FSIS said Gourmet Boutique, L.L.C., based in Jamaica, NY, was being forced to recall the meat and poultry because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

FSIS said there was a high health risk involved in the Class I recall.  The fresh products were produced between April 19 and April 24, 2008.  The frozen meat and poultry was produced between Oct. 27, 2007 and April 23, 2008.  Gourmet Boutique distributes its products throughout the nation for both retail and service uses.

Brands involved include Jan’s Fresh & Ready Buffalo Bob, Chicken Parmesan, and Homestyle Chicken Salad.  All manufactured by Gourmet Boutique.

The listeria was discovered through microbiological sampling conducted by FSIS and the Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  No illnesses have yet been connected to the recalled products.  It’s a long list of products, too.  Go here  if you want to check for specific  items.

The last FSIS recall were those tasty frozen cattle heads on April 4, 2008.