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Grand Strand Sandwich Company Recalls “Chicken Salad
Sandwiches” That May Contain Contaminated Hard Cooked Eggs
Produced by Michael Foods.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 6, 2012 - Grand Strand Sandwich Company of Longs, SC is recalling its 4.5oz and 5 oz Chicken Salad Sandwiches, with the following labels: Grand Strand Sandwich, Lunch Box Sandwiches, and Country Harvest Sandwiches. We are recalling the Chicken 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 health individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This recall only affects the following Chicken Salad Sandwiches distributed in the southeast convenience stores:
|Grand Strand Sandwich 4.5oz||067068101056||02/24/12|
|Grand Strand Sandwich 4.5oz||067068101056||02/29/12|
|Country Harvest Chicken Salad 5oz||067068171059||02/23/12|
|Lunchbox Chicken Salad 4.5oz||067068121050||02/24/12|
The recall came about when Bost Distributing our Chicken Salad manufacture bought some of the Hard Cooked Eggs that were produced by Michael Foods. Michael Foods has an ongoing recall on those eggs. Bost Distributing was unsure if the eggs from Michael Foods were used in our product, so just to be safe we are recalling the product.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
According to Michael Foods, the recall was initiated after label testing revealed that some of the eggs within the recalled lot dates may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall of three lot dates was announced on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The recall was expanded on February 1, 2012 to include additional lot dates, one of which was received by Bost Distributing.
Because these are fresh sandwiches with a very short shelf life, it is likely that some of them have already been consumed. However, consumers who may still have the product in their homes should discard it and return to the store for a refund. If consumers have additional questions or concerns, please contact Grand Strand Sandwich at 1-800-758-0476, and ask to speak with someone regarding the recall, M-F 8AM -4PM EST.
For further questions regarding this recall, please call Michael Foods at 1-877-367-3447, Monday – Friday 8am -8pm EST.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.