Over 286,000 pounds of meat and poultry has been voluntarilly recalled
by a New York food company because of the possibility of the meat
being contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall included a few different brands of fresh and frozen
products made by Gourmet Boutique, the U.S. Department of Agriculture
reported. Additionally, some types of chicken salad and sandwiches
under the name Gourmet Boutique and several frozen wraps and burritos
named "Jan's" and "Archer Farms have also been recalled.
The contamination was discovered through sampling by federal food
safety inspectors and Florida agriculture officials but there have
been no reports of illnesses so far.

The bacteria in question can potentially cause Listeriosis, an illness
that causes high fever, headaches and nausea and in people with
depressed immune systems can even lead to a fatal infection.

In order to prevent repetition of the problem, Gourmet Boutique
reported making "environmental changes" at its plants.