Turkey and swiss subs recalled for potential listeria

Sandwiches produced and packaged under the brand names Premo Brand and Fresh Grab have been recalled because they are potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes and could cause food poisoning. The parent company, Lipari Foods, LLC, issued the voluntary recall of the sandwiches, produced and packaged by JLM, after routine testing returned positive test results for potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes.

The affected sandwiches were produced on July 17, 2018, and were shipped to food service and retail stores beginning on July 19, 2018. The recall affects pre-wrapped sandwiches distributed to Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Turkey and swiss sub sandwiches that are potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes have a sell by date of August 6, 2018.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture are working with JLM to determine the exact source of the contamination. the discovery was made when the sub sandwiches underwent routine environmental monitoring and product testing initiated by JLM and a sample tested positive for potential contamination of listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenesis is an organism that 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.

No illnesses have yet been reported from consumers. However, anyone who has purchased any of these pre-packaged turkey and swiss sub sandwiches should not eat them.

If you have purchased or consumed one of the potentially contaminated sub sandwiches labeled with the brand names Premo Brand or Fresh Grab, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.