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Sandwiches Recalled Over Listeria Fears

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Jan. 15, 2020 -- Premade sandwiches sold in 12 states are being recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria, the FDA says.

The voluntary recall affects Lipari Foods’s Premo and Fresh Grab sandwiches sold at food service and retail stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Eight flavors are affected, including Premo’s Meat Lover’s Sub, Pub Burger, and Turkey & Swiss sandwiches. For the full list of recalled products, click here.

This is the second recall this month for Lipari Foods. Last week, the company voluntarily recalled some of its Premo and Fresh Grab wedge sandwiches -- also over listeria concerns.

There are no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from the sandwiches, but anyone who is worried about a possible illness should call a doctor. The FDA is urging anyone who bought one to throw it away or return it to wherever they bought it from.

The CDC says Listeria monocytogenes can lead to a serious and sometimes deadly infection called listeriosis and is most likely to sicken pregnant women, newborns, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems.

People with questions can call the company at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am-4:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on January 15, 2020

Sources

News release, FDA.

CDC.gov: “Listeria (Listeriosis).”

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