Hundreds of sandwiches, snacks recalled over listeria concerns

Hundreds of sandwiches, salads, snacks, yogurts and wraps sold in East Coast states are being recalled due to possible Lyseria contamination, according to federal health officials.

Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC initiated a recall of more than 400 products after environmental samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, according to a warning notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The products were sold under dozens of different brand names from January 24, 2023 through January 30, 2023 in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Notice said.

Some of the affected brands include Quick & Fresh, Bistro to Go, Fresh Creative Cuisine White, Westin Label and Orchard Bistro.

According to the recall notice, although the products were distributed in retail stores, they were also sold in vending machines and on-the-go with transportation providers.

Representatives for Fresh Ideation Food Group did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.

As of Friday, the company had not received any reports of illnesses linked to the recalled items.

Healthy individuals may experience only short-term symptoms, including high fever, severe headache, rigors, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. However, this organism can cause serious and even fatal infections in young children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems. It can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

The recall comes after a Rhode Island-based company issued a recall of tens of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products over the same concern.

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