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Café Favorites Issues a Recall of Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risks

Café Favorites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 10, 2009—Café Favorites has initiated a recall of their Whole Grain 5" Super Sub with daycode starting with 08343XXX because it may 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 still births among pregnant women.

The product was sold to distributors in Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The distributors in Florida, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania did not further distribute the product. The distributor in Maryland sold product to one school in the Washington DC area, where it was served. Students and staff should dispose of these sandwiches if they took them home. Anyone experiencing symptoms should consult their doctor.

The product description of product that has been recalled:

Product Name: Whole Grain 5" Super Sub
Product Code: 02384
Day Code: 08343
Packaged: 5.4 oz portion, 84/case

No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date. The recall was voluntarily initiated by Café Favorites after a routine FDA inspection.

Consumers with question may contact the company at 218-685-6500 during 8:00am-5:00pm central time.


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