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Why USDA Needs a New Program to Export Sandwiches to Canada

Which foods the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates and which foods the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates are not easy questions to answer. One oft-repeated example used to demonstrate the complexities is that cheese pizza falls under the jurisdiction of FDA, but a pizza topped with pepperoni is under USDA’s jurisdiction. Another example is that USDA… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Listeria Warning for Sub Sandwiches in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Aliments Deli Chef of Laval, Quebec are warning the public not to consume certain “Super Loaded Sub” Deli Chef brand sandwiches because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the sandwiches. The recalled “Super Loaded Sub” Deli… Continue Reading

Pita Breads, Sandwich Rolls Recalled

Wegmans is recalling specific date codes of its Pita Breads and Thin Sandwich Rolls because they may contain bits of metal or plasticized fabric from a damaged conveyor belt. To date, there have been no reports of foreign objects being found. The recalled pita breads and sandwich rolls would have been purchased on Wednesday, March… Continue Reading

Chicken Salad Sandwiches Another Egg-Related Recall

Grand Strand Sandwich Company of Longs, SC is recalling some of its chicken salad sandwiches from convenience stores in the Southwest after its distributor recalled the chicken salad used to make them. The recall is the latest in the string of recalls that began January 26 when Michael Foods revealed that some of its hard-cooked… Continue Reading

Turkey and Ham Sub Sandwiches Recalled Due to Listeria

M.E. Thompson of Jacksonville, FL is recalling ham and turkey sub sandwiches that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported. Routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services detected Listeria in some sandwiches.    The recall is for Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong Sandwiches, packaged in white… Continue Reading

FDA Shuts Down Chicago Sandwich Maker

A Chicago food maker agreed to stop making and distributing its sandwiches after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed a complaint in federal court describing chronic sanitation problems and Listeria contamination in its processing facility. Triple A Services signed a consent decree that not only requires the company to halt production, but also to… Continue Reading