Lipari Foods has added to the recall of previously announced Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches because of potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. A supplier notified the company of the potential contamination.
There is concern that consumers may have the recalled sandwiches because of their long shelf life.
The products were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods of Warren, MI, to foodservice and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The recall originated with JLM, which expanded their recent recall to include additional sandwiches because of potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this Lipari recall.
Lipari Foods began shipping these products on Jan, 3, 2020.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase.
The affected product can be identified by the following label information:
|Brand||Product||Lipari #||Size||Best By Date||Lot #||UPC|
|Fresh Grab||Breakfast Muffin Sandwich||252153||6 oz.||1/23/2020||03202001||61251000
|Fresh Grab||Chicken & Swiss Sandwich||252204||5 oz.||1/23/2020||03202001||61251000
|Fresh Grab||Turkey & Swiss Sandwich||251694||6 oz.||1/23/2020||03202001||61251000
|Premo||Meat Lover’s Sub||970844||7 oz.||1/21/2020||03202001||61251009
|Premo||Pub Burger||207970||5 oz.||1/23/2020||03202001||61251000
|Premo||Turkey & Cheese on Pretzel Sub||996428||7 oz.||1/23/2020||03202001||61251009
|Premo||Turkey & Swiss Sandwich||915537||6 oz.||1/23/2020||03202001||61251000
|Premo||Turkey & Garlic Mayo Sandwich||207455||5 oz.||1/21/2020||03202001||61251008
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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