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7-Eleven, Inc. Issues Alert on Listeria in Big Eats® Stacked Turkey/Ham Club on Buttermilk Bread Prepared for Constance Food Group and Dated 'Freshest Before Wednesday 11:59PM 12/31/3'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Dallas, TX -- January 15, 2003 --- 7-Eleven, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling its Big Eats® Stacked Turkey and Ham Club on Buttermilk Bread, net weight 7.8 oz, film wrapped and placed in a sandwich container, manufactured by Forest & Brook, 50 Constance Court, Hauppauge, NY, and distributed by Constance Food Group, 60 Plant Avenue, Hauppauge, NY, to 7-Eleven stores in the New York City Metropolitan area and dated 'Freshest Before Wednesday 11:59PM 12/31/3' because it may be contaminated with Listeria.
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.
The problem was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors who found one sandwich to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
7-Eleven is investigating the issue with its outside manufacturing and distribution providers to determine the source of Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased Big Eats® Stacked Turkey/Ham Club on Buttermilk Bread prepared for Constance Food Group and dated 'Freshest Before Wednesday 11:59PM 12/31/3' in the New York City Metropolitan area should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-255-0711.