DHH identifies sandwich recall in Louisiana

DHH identifies sandwich recall in Louisiana
Consumer Alert
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 2:55pm

Landshire of St. Louis, MO is expanding its October 20 recall to include more than 17,000 cases of its Nike All-American and Nike Super Poor Boy sandwiches. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has identified that this product has been distributed in Louisiana.

DHH sanitarians are working closely with the manufacturer to ensure the recalled product is removed from Louisiana store shelves, and state public health officials are warning residents not to consume the recalled sandwiches. Landshire issued the voluntary recall after two samples from the company's Caseyville, Il. plant tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which 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 confirmed illnesses have been reported in Louisiana.

The following products are subject to recall:

•Landshire Nike All- American
•Landshire Nike Super Poor Boy
Production lot codes affected by the recall range from 11 237 6 through 11 285 6 and can be found on the side or back of the individual packaged sandwich.

The 7.25 oz. (206 gram) sandwiches are pre-packaged and individually wrapped. The Nike All-American UPC code is 0 9748801741 5 and the Nike Super Poor Boy UPC code is 0 9748800001 1.

The Nike Super Poor Boy sandwich may also be sold in a 2-count pack with the UPC code 0 9748800765 2 or in an 8-count pack with the UPC code 0 9748800712 6.

The products were distributed nationwide at convenience stores, wholesale food distributors and retail supermarkets. The sandwiches are sold in Louisiana stores. Consumers may return the Nike All-American or Nike Super Poor Boy sandwiches to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Landshire at 314-925-4009.

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