Most hospitals and social care sites are aware of Listeria guidance from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) but an analysis has found several challenges around implementation.

In a 2019 outbreak associated with pre-packed sandwiches supplied to hospitals in England, seven patients died of listeriosis.

Following this incident, the FSA said

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Researchers have suggested opportunities are being missed to prevent listeriosis from pre-packed sandwiches.

Eating pre-prepared sandwiches served in hospitals was the most common source of Listeria infections in England and Wales between 1981 and 2015.

Scientists said repeated incidents, despite guidance on reducing the risk of listeriosis in healthcare settings
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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
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Almost three dozen varieties of sandwiches, some sold at airports, are being recalled because the manufacturer found Listeria monocytogenes on surfaces where the products were being made.

“The products were distributed between March 3 and March 5, and packaged in clear plastic wedges and paper bags. The products were sold
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Lipari Foods has expanded its recall of sandwiches, adding more than 50 varieties to the list, because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The sandwiches were distributed in 15 states.

All Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches with best-by dates through Feb. 6 are now included in the recall, according to
Continue Reading Sandwich recall expanded for Listeria risk; 50 more varieties implicated