updated 4/16/2004 11:57:15 AM ET 2004-04-16T15:57:15

Some butter products of Zander’s Creamery Inc. are being recalled because of a possible health risk from contamination by listeria bacteria, the company says.

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Zander’s said Thursday it is recalling butter and “butterine” (a blend of butter and margarine) because the products have the potential to be contaminated, as determined from routine sampling.

No illnesses have been confirmed.

The butter and butterine is at GFS Marketplace Stores in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan under the GFS label.

The recall also covers other butter and butterine products distributed nationwide, including individual serving butter chips used by restaurants, butter and butterine cups distributed to restaurants, tubs of whipped butter for restaurants and bulk butter for food manufacturers, primarily under the Zander’s and GFS labels.

The recalled products have codes beginning with 043 to 100 as the first three digits.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in elderly people, young children and those with weakened immune systems.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-608-798-3261.

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