Jumbo Foods Recalls Sandwiches

Possible health risk detected in product delivered to c-stores

Published in CSP Daily News

MUKILTEO, Wash. -- Jumbo Foods, Mukilteo, Wash., is recalling 762 Smoked Turkey on Sourdough Triple Decker Sandwiches because of the potential of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Smoked Turkey on Sourdough Triple Decker Sandwiches were distributed in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and were available at convenience stores and on military installations. The product was packaged in clear plastic with a label bearing its name, Smoked Turkey on Sourdough, 6.6-oz., coded 051906 16D.

No illnesses have been reported to date, [image-nocss] the company said.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the U.S. Army Veterinary Service, which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria. The last day Jumbo Foods produced the Smoked Turkey on Sourdough Triple Decker Sandwiches was April 20, 2006. Jumbo Foods completed its recall in advance of the notification from the U.S. Army that the sandwiches contained Listeria monocytogenes on May 16, 2006.

Jumbo Foods and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) are continuing their investigation as to what caused the problem.