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CFS Operating Ltd. DBA/Cloud's Food Service Inc., Recalls Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Longview, TX – August 7, 2007, CFS Operating Ltd. of Longview, Texas is recalling 4219 units of Cloud's Tuna Salad Sandwiches and Egg Salad 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.
These sandwiches are labeled with "Cloud's Tuna Salad" and "Cloud's Egg Salad" located on the product label. The product was packaged in flexible plastic film and plastic wedges. Recalled products are as follows:
- Cloud's Tuna Salad Sandwich on White Bread, 5 oz., date code 62607-72507
- Cloud's Egg Salad Sandwich on White Bread, 5 oz., date code 41907-72507
All sandwiches were sold in convenience stores in East Texas, West Louisiana and Southwest Arkansas.
There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the recalled product. The problem was discovered through FDA sampling during an inspection. CFS Operating Ltd. is working with the FDA to ensure that the problem has been resolved.
Consumers who have purchased Cloud's Tuna Salad and Cloud's Egg Salad sandwiches are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact David Floyd at (903) 758-7011.