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 butcher wrap, with the UPC 0543200194 and a best-by date of January 19 and January 22. The sub sandwiches were distributed January 2 and 3 to convenience stores in Florida and South Georgia.
The product has been removed from store shelves; however, consumers who purchased the sandwich for later consumption are urged to return it 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.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.