According to a firm press release from M.E. Thompson, Inc., the company is expanding the recall of deli sandwiches due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The initial recall was January 24, 2012.
The sandwiches in question include those with expiration dates from January 19 – May 2, 2012 with lot numbers from 00112 through 10412 under the labels Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee and were packaged in white butcher wrap. They were distributed to convenience stores and grocery stores throughout the nation from January 2 – April 13, 2012.
- Turkey & Ham Footlong UPC 05400194
- Italian Footlong UPC 054200196
- Classic Cuban UPC 0543200156
No illnesses have been reported up to this point.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can be present in ready-to-eat deli meats, refrigerated meat spreads, unpasteurized dairy products, soft cheeses made with milk which has not been pasteurized, smoked seafood, and raw sprouts.
Symptoms of infection may include fever, weakness, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stiff neck, and confusion. The illness can last from days to weeks, and incubation can be 3-70 days. Those especially at risk include the elderly, pregnant women, those with weak immune systems, organ transplant patients, people with diseases such as HIV/AIDS and autoimmune diseases, cancer, liver disease, end-stage kidney disease, diabetes and alcoholism.
If you have purchased one of these sandwiches, return it to the store for a refund. The company is requesting anyone with questions contact them at 1-800-394-6258.
If you believe you have been sickened by a foodborne illness and have questions for an attorney, give Georgia foodborne illness lawyer Ty Wilson a call at 1-888-689-5224.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.