Sat, Mar. 19, 2005
BRIEFING: EDEN PRAIRIE
A Twin Cities company has expanded its recall of sandwiches sold to convenience stores and in vending machines because of possible listeria contamination.
E.A. Sween Co. earlier this month announced the recall of 12,600 Deli Express turkey and cheese sandwiches distributed nationwide in February and bearing the manufacture code 450191.
It has expanded that to include those with code number 450464 and nine additional types of sandwiches, it said in a statement Friday from its Eden Prairie headquarters.
Those are Deli Style Stacker, Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Swiss on Rye, Ham & Cheese White, Turkey Club, Classic Ham & Cheese Sub, Classic Italian Sub, Grilled Ham & Cheese and Chopped Ham & Cheese Sub — all with a six-digit manufacture code starting with the number 4.
It said there have been no illnesses related to the recall.
Listeria can cause short-term fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea in healthy people and more serious infections in pregnant women, the elderly and those with weak immune systems.
More information is available by calling the company at 1-866-787-8862, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
— Associated Press