Packaged salads

Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. has voluntarily expanded a recall of packaged salads from its factory in Topeka, Kan. The company said it took the step because the products distributed nationwide and in Canada may be contaminated with listeria, which can cause serious illness.

Listeria include fever, headache, abdominal pain and diarrhea. People with weak immune systems, such as young children, elderly people and others, can die. Pregnant woman can suffer miscarriage or stillbirth.

The company said on its website that there have been no confirmed illnesses linked to the products. Consumers were advised they could throw away recalled products or take it back where they bought it for a refund. The products include potato, pasta, tuna and egg salads and others sold under the Reser’s name and others.

Reser’s said the packages are marked with a plant identifier code of 20 next to the best-by-date. About 450 products are listed at and were sold under names that include Walmart and many others. The expiration dates range from Oct. 11 to Feb. 6, 2014.


Dive computers

About 1,000 Hollis DG03 dive computers made by Pelagic Pressure Systems. They have serial numbers 100-1142 that may be used with integrated transmitters that monitor tank pressure. The round, black 2.5-inch diameter computer has a digital screen and is worn on the diver’s wrist like a watch. The name of the product, Hollis DG03, is on the front of the unit and the serial number is printed on the back. These computers allow scuba divers to measure the time and depth of a dive. Only dive computers with software labeled Revision 1A, viewed on the computer’s display, are included in the recall. They were sold July 2011-May 2013.

The dive computer, when used with an optional integrated transmitter, can malfunction and display an incorrect tank-pressure reading to the diver. A diver could deplete their air supply based on the reading, resulting in drowning. There have been two reports of dive computers malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

Details: 888-383-3483, or www.hollis