Sunday, August 31, 2008

"Fresh from the Deli" American Sub Sandwich Recalled by Landshire, Inc. Because of Possible Health Risk

Landshire, Inc. is recalling its American Sub sandwich because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, 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 diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The American Sub sandwiches were distributed in the Midwestern States of: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The product was sold to Circle K Convenience Stores exclusively. There were 812 sandwiches produced on lot number 21882.

The sandwich label identifies it as: "Fresh from the Deli" American Sub. This is a pre-packaged, individually wrapped (clear plastic) with a black tray inside of package. Sandwich weight is 9.75ounces (276grams). UPC code is 9748800540. The sandwiches involved have a lot number of 21882. The lot number is printed in black ink on the side of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling taken by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for retail food establishments. Landshire has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the Company continues its investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the "Fresh from the Deli" American Sub are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Landshire, Inc at 800-468-3354.
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