Gloria’s brand and Lunch Box Roast beef sandwiches are being recalled in Canada for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled items were sold in Alberta. They are Lunch Box Roast Beef and Cheddar Cheese Sub with Creamy Coleslaw in 224 gram packages. The codes on the product are Best Before 15JL13 and 15JL16. The UPC number is 0 24904 47530 6. Also recalled is Gloria’s Roast Beef Sandwich in 166 gram packages. The code is Best Before JL10, and the UPC number is 0 24904 38574 2. You can see pictures of product labels at the CFIA website.
If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Discard in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Then wash your fridge with a mild bleach solution since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures.
If you ate these products, watch yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Pregnant women should be especially vigilant, since listeriosis can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.