Pre-packaged “Lunch Box” Sandwiches Sold in the Carolinas Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Grand Strand Sandwich Company product photos released with the recall. Source: US FDA
Grand Strand Sandwich Company product photos released with the recall. Source: US FDA

Grand Strand Sandwich is recalling Lunch Box Italian Subs, Lunch Box Ham & Swiss Croissants, and Lunch Box Ham & Cheese Frozen Wedges due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was made public on Monday, January 7, 2019.

On January 3, 2019, the firm was notified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the swabs they collected from the meat slicing area on December 11, 2018 test positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Products affected are:

Product Size UPC Julian Dates
Italian Subs 7 oz package 0 67068 12222 8 35218
Ham & Swiss Croissants 5 oz package 0 67068 21217 2 34618
Ham & Cheese 4.5oz package 0 67068 12110 8 34618

The products were distributed from December 17, 2018 until January 4, 2019. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in convenience stores and vending machines located in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product.

Customers with questions may contact Kirk McCumbee at 1.843.399.2999 — Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-3pm (EST).

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, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

No information was provided regarding the number of sandwiches affected by the recall, nor the total weight/volume of potentially contaminated food.


Source: US FDA

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