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Jumbo Foods, Inc. Recalls Tuscan Sun Turkey Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Dave Johnson
425-508-7567

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- October 4, 2006 -- Jumbo Foods, Inc. of Mukilteo, WA is recalling 1360 Tuscan Sun Turkey sandwiches with a Production code of 35E, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism that 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 Tuscan Sun Turkey sandwiches with a Production Code of 35E was distributed in Washington, Oregon and Northern California through Convenience stores.

The Tuscan Sun Turkey sandwich is contained in a plastic package, Net weight 5.9 oz, (167g). label. The Production Code of 35E is located adjacent to the UPC code on the front label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, which revealed that the Tuscan Sun Turkey sandwich with a Production Code of 35E contained the bacteria. Jumbo Foods has ceased the distribution of the Tuscan Sun Turkey sandwich with a Production Code of 35E as the FDA and Jumbo Foods continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Tuscan Sun Turkey sandwiches with a Production Code of 35E are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact:

Dave Johnson
Recall Coordinator
Jumbo Foods
425-508-7567, M-F, 7AM-7PM
djohnson@jumbofoods.com
Jumbo Foods, Inc. Office 1-800-563-6507

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