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Listeria risk cited in turkey sub recall

August 3, 2018 GMT

Lipari Foods has voluntarily recalled turkey and Swiss cheese submarine sandwiches produced by sister company JLM because of potential contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

According to a news release posted by the Food and Drug Administration, the recall covers subs marketed under the Premo Brand and Fresh Grab brand names in Lot No. 17201807 and marked to be sold by Aug. 6, 2018. The sandwiches were distributed to stores throughout 11 states including Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the products, which Lipari began shipping on July 19.


Infection with the bacterium can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in young children and those who are frail, elderly or have a weakened immune system. It can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Short-term symptoms among those who are healthy include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Anyone who has purchased the recalled sandwiches is advised to discard them or return them to the point of purchase.