MG Foods is expanding its recall of dozens of sandwiches to include three turkey wraps because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial recall was March 10.
The products were distributed between March 3 and March 5. They were packaged in clear plastic wedges and plastic wrap, according to a company recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
It can take up to 70 days after exposure for symptoms of Listeria infection to develop, therefore anyone who has eaten or handled any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks.
Some of the products are packaged under the Fresh ToYou brand. The recall covers wraps and sandwiches sold exclusively via vending machines and micro-markets in business locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
No illnesses have been reported as of the posting of the expanded recall notice.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discard any remaining products. Consumers may contact MG Foods at 855-424-8390.
The recalled wraps can be identified by the following label information.
|PRODUCT||SIZE||UPC||CONTAINER||USE BY DATES|
|Fresh to You Deluxe Club Wrap||10.39 oz||MGF9814||Plastic Wedge||3/7/2021|
|MG Foods Roasted Turkey in a Tomato Basil Wrap||6.90 oz||1 00000 50005 7||Plastic Wedge||3/7/2021|
|MG Foods The Club in a Spinach Wrap||8.50 oz||1 00000 50008 8||Plastic Wedge||3/7/2021|
March 10 recall
The products were distributed between March 3 and March 5 and packaged in clear plastic wedges and paper bags. The products were sold at distributors at the Charlotte Douglas Airport and via vending machines and micro-markets located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia, according to a recall notice today from MG Foods of Charlotte, NC.
The recall impacts 34 varieties of sandwiches packaged under two brands, MG Foods and Fresh To You.
“On March 2 during routine environmental testing, the company detected the presence of Listeria on surface areas where the recalled products were produced,” according to the company’s notice, which was posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
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 products 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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