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Listeria Concern Prompts Expanded Deli Sandwich Recall

M.E. Thompson of Jacksonville, FL is expanding the recall of its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong to include the Italian Footlong and Classic Cuban, sold under the brand names Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee, because the sandwiches may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


The recall was the result of routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria monocytogenes.  According to the recall news release, since the original sampling no other finished products have been shown to contain Listeria, but the latest recall is a precautionary measure.


No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date.

The initial recall was Jan. 24, 2012.

The new recall is for sandwiches with expiration dates from January 19 through May 2 from lot numbers 00112 through 10412:

– Turkey & Ham Footlong, UPC 0543200194

– Italian Footlong, UPC 0543200196

– Classic Cuban, UPC 0543200156

The sub sandwiches were distributed from January 2 through April 13 to convenience and grocery stores nationwide under the labels Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee. 

All the recalled sandwiches are packaged in white butcher wrap. The best-by date and/or the lot number are located the circular label. The UPC code is located on the bottom of the product beneath the ingredient and nutrition facts label.

Consumers who may have purchased the sandwiches for later consumption are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

For more information contact the company at 1-800-394-6258 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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  • Carl Sadler

    I’m typing this for the third time due to your spam words do not work. I think you just don’t want the mail. Anyway again I for many years have bought and liket your Dandee Classic Cuban on Authentic Cuban Bread sandwithes. Recently and I don’t know why but I have ran into Hair in the sandwitch problems one in Quitman Ga. Tallahassee Fla. and now in Perry Fla. I don’t know who in your factory is sheading but you need to look into it. As for me you have lost a very good customer and I will and am going to spread the word of hair in your product to whoever will listen. I returned the sandwithes to the stores it was bought except the one in Perry. I’m not one looking for damages, I just hate for a product that I thought was good go to bad to me.
    Carl Sadler
    Perry Fla.