Date Published: Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
Classic Delight, Inc. of St. Marys, Ohio, is recalling ìEgg Salad on Vienna Bread, Pilot good to go” sandwiches because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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 headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. To date, no illnesses resulting from the consumption of this product have been reported. The product is labeled under the name ìEgg Salad on Vienna Bread, Pilot good to go!”, Net Wt. 4.50 oz., with a lot code of 5355. The individual product label identifies the product as distributed by Pierre Foods, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio.The Egg Salad sandwiches were packaged frozen as 12/4.50 oz. sandwiches per case and distributed to Pilot Travel Centers LLC located in the following states: Ohio, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Iowa, Montana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Georgia, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Arizona and Indiana. The frozen sandwiches are made to be thawed and sold as a single service item at the Pilot locations.
Classic Delight initiated the recall after it was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that a random sample of this sandwich lot taken and analyzed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture was positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Classic Delight Inc. has ceased the production and distribution of the sandwiches and Pilot Travel Centers LLC. has voluntarily pulled all products as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-274-9828.