Sat, Feb. 19, 2005
Associated Press
LOS ANGELES – A North Hollywood company is recalling its packaged sandwiches and salads because they may be contaminated with listeria.
Fay’s Foods, Inc. said it is recalling sandwiches and salads packaged in clear film or plastic containers under the labels Fay’s and Just For You. The packages have codes ranging from 05003 through 05049 stamped on the bottom.
The products were produced from Jan. 3 through Friday but it is unlikely that any of the older goods are still around, the company’s president, Roger Glade, said Saturday.
“They are fragile, perishable product that under best circumstances have a one-week shelf life,” he said.
Most of the sandwiches and salads were sold through convenience stores in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, he said.
The recall was made after routine testing found listeria bacteria, which can cause food poisoning.
No illnesses have been reported, Glade said.
Consumers who bought sandwiches can return them for a refund.
Listeria infection can create fever, upset stomach and other symptoms. It can cause more serious problems in pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.