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Dandee Foods Recalls "The Club" Sandwich Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
M.E. Thompson, Inc.
1-800-394-6258

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Jacksonville, FL -- August 27, 2004 -- Dandee Foods of Jacksonville, FL is recalling its 5.15 oz. "The Club" sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

The recalled "The Club" sandwiches were distributed to convenience stores in Florida and Georgia.

The product is sealed in a plastic wedge-shaped container and is marked with a "Sell By" date of Sept. 03.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine micro analysis testing by the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 5.1 oz. The Club sandwich.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-394-6258.

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