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Greencore, USA – Cincinnati, Recalls Egg Salad Sandwiches with Brand Name Quick Café and Take Away Café because of Possible Health Risk


Mary Young
Technical Manager

Andrew Hearns
VP, Quality and Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 3, 2012 – Greencore, USA is recalling approximately 550 pounds of egg salad sandwiches.   

The sandwiches contain eggs manufactured by Michael Foods Inc that are the subject of a previous recall due to possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The firm is recalling the product because it has 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.  Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

The problem was discovered when Greencore, USA – Cincinnati, was notified by one of its suppliers that hard-cooked eggs were possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and were being recalled by Michael Foods Egg Products Co. The egg salad sandwiches contain the recalled eggs. 

The sandwich products were produced starting  Jan. 18, 2012 and then distributed to retail stores in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

The following products are subject to recall

  • 7.66 oz Take Away Café Egg salad sandwiches with the Sell by date of 1/25/12 though 2/7/12. Barcode UPC : 745466128195
  • 5.68 oz Quick Café Egg salad Wedge with an Enjoy by date of 1/22/12 through 2/4/12. Barcode UPC: 073508830042

The source of the problem is with the manufacturer of the eggs, Michael Foods and not Greencore USA Inc. No other Greencore products or manufacturing facilities are affected.

Greencore USA Inc takes food safety and the protection of its customers and consumers very seriously. It has robust traceability and quality systems and took immediate action on being informed of the potential problem, initiating the recall, tracing and accounting for all potentially affected product and quarantining and destroying remaining inventory.

For further questions regarding this recall, please contact the following Greencore representatives:

Media Inquires: Andrew Hearns – VP, Quality and Development – 978-225-2950 - Greencore USA
Customer Inquiries: Mary Young – Technical Manager - 513-645-1985 – Greencore Cincinnati Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST.



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