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February 9, 2000

E.A. Sween Company Recalls Contaminated Deli Express Ham & Swiss on Rye Sandwiches

Eden Prairie, MO (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that E.A. Sween Company is recalling Deli Express Ham & Swiss on Rye Sandwiches because the product was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled sandwiches are product #122, with a net weight of 4.4 ounces and can be identified by the code of 593265 printed on the product packages followed by various sell by dates.

According to FDA, 11,580 sandwiches were distributed nationwide.  The firm estimated that less than 25% of product remained on market at time of recall initiation.

This Class I recall was initiated by E.A. Sween by voice mail and letter faxed on January 7, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA considers this recall to be complete.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #F-092-0

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