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Sandwiches Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

Flying Food Group of Chicago is again recalling ready-to-eat food produced in its Lawrenceville, GA plant because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This time the recall is of sandwiches that were distributed to RaceTrac gas stations in Georgia.

The company says no illnesses have been reported.  

Flying Food Group announced Saturday that production at its Lawrenceville, GA facility has been halted pending an investigation into the problem. In July, Flying Food Group recalled about 240 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken used in some Starbucks coffee shops bistro boxes for possible Listeria contamination and then expanded the recall by an additional 6,901 pounds of chicken, turkey, beef and pork products used in various wraps and salads.

A few days later it recalled all of its federally regulated products — sandwiches, parfaits, wraps, plates and salads — because of the Listeria concerns.

The latest recall involves:

– 7.8 ounce packages of Chicken Quarter Pounder


– 8.8 ounce packages of Chicken Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes

– 7.38 ounce packages of Ham Quarter Pounder

– 7.38 ounce packages of Ham Quarter Pounder

– 9.05 ounce packages of Ham Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes

– 10.17 ounce packages of American Sub

– 7.38 ounce packages of Turkey Quarter Pounder

– 9.05 ounce packages of Turkey Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes

All have “sell-thru” dates from Oct. 11, 2011 to Nov. 30, 2011.

RaceTrac issued its own news release, saying it “preemptively removed all products prepared and provided by Flying Food Group from our 65 Georgia stores on November 26” after its independent testing revealed what it called “a potential food safety issue” at the supplier’s Lawrenceville facility.

“We immediately notified state and federal authorities of our findings and fully participated in their investigations,” RaceTrac said, adding that it has “since severed our relationship with Flying Food Group both in Georgia and Florida.”

Customers who bought any of the recalled sandwiches may receive a full refund. 

For more information, contact Ellen Pritsker at 312-243-2122 ext. 127 or epritsker(at)flyingfood.com. 

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