Positive test results for Listeria in a supplier’s production plant have spurred Lipari Foods to recall certain sandwiches distributed to foodservice operators and retail stores.

“This was brought to our attention by JLM Manufacturing after environmental sampling returned a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Lipari Foods began shipping this product on Dec. 31, 2019,” according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

There is concern that consumers may have unused sandwiches in their homes because the best-by dates on the packages run through Jan. 23. No illnesses had been confirmed in relation to the implicated sandwiches as of the posting of the recall notice.

Lipari, based in Warren, MI, reports exclusively distributing the “wedge sandwiches” throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

“Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase,” according to the company’s recall notice.

Anyone with questions should call Lipari at 800- 729-3354.

Consumers can determine whether they have the recalled sandwiches by looking for the following label information. To view photos of the full product labels, please click here.

Brand Product Lipari # Size Best By Lot # UPC
Premo Wedge Ham
& Cheese On Wheat
915509 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2001
Premo Wedge Egg Salad
On Wheat
915523 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2025
Premo Wedge Chicken Salad
On Wheat
915530 5 oz. 1/20/2020 31201912 61251000
2032
Premo Wedge Tuna Salad
On Wheat
915579 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2049
Fresh Grab Wedge Ham/American
On Wheat
252646 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2001
Fresh Grab Wedge Egg Salad
On Wheat
252901 5 oz. 1/20/2020, 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2025
Fresh Grab Wedge Chicken Salad
On Wheat
253377 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2032
Fresh Grab Wedge Tuna Salad
On Wheat
282022 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2049
Fresh Grab Wedge Turkey
No Cheese On Wheat
253445 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251000
2100
Fresh Grab Wedge Ham/American
On White
253479 5 oz. 1/23/2020 31201912 61251009
3962

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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