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M.E. Thompson, Inc. Expands Recall of Sub Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk

M.E. Thompson, Inc. is expanding the recall of its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong, to include Italian Footlong, and Classic Cuban, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The initial date of the recall was January 24, 2012. The following products with expiration dates from January 19th through May 2nd and lot number from 00112 through 10412 are being recalled: Turkey & Ham Footlong UPC 0543200194 Italian Footlong UPC 0543200196 Classic Cuban UPC 0543200156

The sub sandwiches were distributed on January 2nd through April 13th to convenience and grocery stores nationwide under the labels Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee. All sandwiches are packaged in white butcher wrap. The Best Buy date and/or the Lot Number are located on the white press on circular label. The UPC Code is located on the bottom of the product beneath the Ingredient and Nutrition Facts label. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria monocytogenes. No other finished products, since the original sampling, have been shown to contain Listeria. The company is recalling the products as a precautionary measure.

Source: FDA

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