Cleveland Beansprouts alfalfa sprouts Listeria monocytogenes, Cleveland Beansprouts Co. of Cleveland, OH, in cooperations with the CPSC, is recalling all alfalfa sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals 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.
All alfalfa sprouts produced by Cleveland Beansprouts are being recalled. There are no lot codes or any other identifier on the product. The alfalfa sprouts were only distributed in Ohio.
The contamination was discovered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture while collecting and testing samples under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Microbiological Data Program. No illnesses have been reported to date. (My Health News Daily)
M.E. Thompson Sandwiches Listeria, Sandwich-maker M.E. Thompson Inc. has expanded the recall of its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong sandwich to include its Italian Footlong and Classic Cuban because the products have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The initial date of the recall was Jan. 24, 2012.
The following products with expiration dates from Jan. 19 through May 2 and lot numbers from 00112 through 10412 are being recalled:
Turkey & Ham Footlong UPC 0543200194
Italian Footlong UPC 0543200196
Classic Cuban UPC 0543200156
The sub sandwiches were distributed Jan. 2 through April 13 to convenience stores and grocery stores nationwide under the labels Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee.
All sandwiches are packaged in white butcher wrap. The “best buy” date and/or the lot number are located on the white press on a circular label. The UPC code is located on the bottom of the product beneath the ingredient and nutrition facts label.