PROVIDENCE – Customers are advised to discard any food items prepared at Compare Foods, 863 Broad St., Providence, the R.I. Health Department said in a warning late Friday.

Affected by the warning are prepared foods including sandwiches, deli sliced meats and cheeses, and deli salads, such as tuna, macaroni, seafood, turkey, ham and cheese or potato salad, or cole slaw. Any such foods "should be discarded, because there is the potential that they may be contaiminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the Health Department said.

Multiple samples collected from the market, during an investigation of an illness, tested positive for the bacteria, the department said.

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