Premo and Fresh Grab brand ham and cheese sandwiches are being recalled for potential Listeria contamination. Lipari Foods of Warren, MI issued the recall October 7, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered the problem while it was investigating Lipari’s Listeria recall of chicken salad sandwiches.
The recall wedge sandwiches were distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Although no illnesses had been reported in connection with these sandwiches at the time of the recall, consumers who have purchased these sandwiches should not eat them as Listeria can cause illness and death.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever and headache, muscle aches, fatigue, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.