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October 5, 2001

E.A. Sween Company Recalls Deli Express Deli Style Stacker Sandwich

Eden Prairie, MN (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that E.A. Sween Company is recalling Deli Express Deli Style Stacker Sandwich, Net Wt. 4.6 Oz.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by the FDA.

RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT AND CODE:
F-585-1, Deli Express Deli Style Stacker Sandwich, Net Wt. 4.6 Oz.,

Codes:
Lot 410811 According to the firm's distribution system, a "sell by" date is placed on individual (single-sandwich) packages of the product using a stick-on label "gun" when the packages are distributed to convenience stores. At the time the product is delivered to a convenience store, it is placed in a refrigerated display. The sell-by date placed on individual packages is thirty days after the product is removed from frozen storage and placed in refrigerated storage at the store. As a result, there could be various "sell by" dates on the recalled sandwiches.

REASON:
The Department of Defense determined that the product was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

MANUFACTURER/RECALLING FIRM:
E.A. Sween Company Eden Prairie, MN

RECALLED BY:
"Account Managers" (delivery people) and their superiors (district managers and regional managers) in the chain of command were notified by voice mail on 05/31/2001.

FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Complete

DISTRIBUTION:
Nationwide

QUANTITY:
13,860 sandwiches
.

 
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