Lipari Foods expands recent Listeria Monocytogenes contamination recall
The recall now includes Premo Ham & Cheese Wedge Sandwiches and Fresh Ham & Cheese Sandwiches.
Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Ham & Cheese Wedge Sandwiches and Fresh Grab Ham & Cheese Wedge Sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. This is an expansion of Lipari Food’s recent recall of chicken salads and sandwiches on 2 October 2019.
Recall information and advice
The lot of Ham & Cheese Wedge Sandwiches was produced by JLM Manufacturing. The potential for contamination of this particular lot was brought to attention during an US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation of the previous recall.
The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The affected product information can be found via the FDA website.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to this recall.
What is Listeria monocytogenes?
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 diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.