Lipari Foods Issues Recall On Wedge Sandwiches Sold In Michigan, 10 Other States

It was not clear how many sandwiches had been sold prior to the recall.

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January 08, 2020 - 11:43 pm
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(WWJ) -- A recall has been issued of various pre-packaged wedge sandwiches sold in food service and retail stores in 11 states, including Michigan.

Lipari Foods, based in Warren, Mich., issued the voluntary recall for various Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches that began shipping on Dec. 31, 2019, due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can caus serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakend immune systems. It can also cause short-term symptoms in healthy individuals such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, as well as miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Four different sandwiches under the Premo brand were distributed:

  • Wedge Ham & Cheese on wheat (best by date: 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Egg Salad on wheat (best by date: 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Tuna Salad on wheat (best by date: 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Chicken Salad on wheat (best by date: 1/20/2020)

Six different sandwiches under the Fresh Grab brand were distributed

  • Wedge Ham/American on wheat (best by date: 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Egg Salad on wheat (best by date: 1/20/2020, 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Chicken Salad on wheat (best by date: 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Tuna Salad on wheat (best by date: 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Turkey (no cheese) on wheat (best by date: 1/23/2020)
  • Wedge Ham/American on white (best by date: 1/23/2020)

More information on these specific products, including lot number and UPC can be found on the Food and Drug Administration website.

The sandwiches were also distributed in stores throughout Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. It was not clear how many sandwiches had been sold prior to the recall.

Lipari says the potential contamination was brought to their attention by JLM Manufacturing after environmental sampling returned a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to these products or recall, Lipari said.

Consumers who have purchased these recalled sandwiches should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800- 729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.