Listeria Lawyer Update: Lipari Foods Expands Their Sandwich Recall.
Lipari Foods issued an additional statement to their sandwich recall on January 13, 2020; the statement said they would expand the number of products affected by the recall due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall would still affect the two sandwich brands Fresh Grab and Premo but it would include additional 8 additional varieties of sandwiches. The addition to the recall was issued after the JLM informed Lipari that they would be expanding their recall as well due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes.
The sandwich products were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to foodservice and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The sandwich products all share the lot # 03202001 and have the brand name printed on the front of the sandwich wrapper. Thankfully no illnesses have been reported as linked to the recalled products to date.
Lipari Foods has advised consumers who might have purchased any of the recalled sandwich products to either dispose of them in a safe manner or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. The products were distributed by Lipari Foods on January 3, 2020. Retailers and foodservice industries who received sandwiches from Lipari Foods should verify the Lot # and UPC #’s to verify that the potentially contaminated products are not still up for sale. The full list of the updated recalled products can be found in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall announcement.
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause a serious infection called Listeriosis; those most prone to contracting the infection are people of advanced age, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can cause symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. According to a National Listeria Lawyer, Ron Simon, the first symptoms Listeriosis can present themselves as early as a few days after ingesting the contaminated food or as long as 30 days after. In more severe cases the infection can spread to the nervous system and cause symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Those who have eaten food contaminated with listeria should contact a health care provider and inform them of the potential exposure.
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