Another company is recalling food because it contains ingredients supplied by McCain Foods USA, which has recalled all of the fruit and vegetable products made at its Colton, CA, facility because of bacterial risks.

This time, J&J Snack Foods Handheld Corp. of Holly Ridge, NC, is the recalling company. It has pulled two lots of Fit & Active branded “Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches” because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, according to a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

“Although this product is not ready-to-eat and has baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness,” the J&J recall notice states.

“Consumers with affected products are urged to discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.”

The Fit & Active “Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches” affected have production dates of Julian code: 20027230003106:15 BEST BY FEB 09 2019 and Julian code: 20027235003115:13 BEST BY FEB 14 2019.

Consumers can identify the recalled products by looking for the following label information:

UPC Code Brand / Label Product Description Best By Dates
0 4149815117 1 Fit & Active Southwest Veggie
Stuffed Sandwiches
FEB 09 2019
or FEB 14 2019

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.

J&J distributed the sandwiches between Aug. 22, 2017, and Sept. 20, 2017, to Aldi retail stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia. The recalled sandwiches were also available for purchase to ALDI customers in the Atlanta area through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

Customers or consumers with questions may call 856-532-9064.

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