Sandwiches delivered to school districts nationwide have been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service (IFS) issued a recall for the sandwiches after the FDA investigators found Listeria in environmental samples collected “on several different occasions.” The recalled sandwiches include turkey, ham and cheese subs; Italian subs, BBQ rib sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chili dogs, sliders and more.
At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, symptoms of a Listeria infection can take up to 70 days to develop. They include high fever, muscle aches, neck stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery and infection in newborns. Others at heightened risk are young children, seniors and those with compromised immune systems.
The company is working with the FDA and independent food safety experts to identify the source of contamination and correct it. The products were distributed nationwide directly to some school districts and to foodservice distributors that serve school districts.
Schools that directly received the product were: Evergreen School District, CA; Hayward USD, CA; Hemet USD, CA; Marysville Joint USD, CA; Sacramento City SD, CA; San Lorenzo, CA; San Mateo – Foster City SD, CA;
West Contra Costa, CA; Yuba City USD, CA; Jefferson County SD, CO; Bridgeport Food & Nutrition Services, CT, Waterbury Public Schools, CT; Clayton County Schools, GA; Thomasville City Schools – GA, GA; Indianapolis Public Schools, IN; Lawrence Public Schools, MA; Catawba County Schools, NC; New Hanover County Schools, NC; Alamogordo Public Schools, NM; Albuquerque Public Schools, NM; Bloomfield School, NM; Farmington Municipal Schools #1925, NM; Las Cruces Public School, NM; Clark County School District – NV, NV; Portland Public Schools, OR; Harlingen Consolidated ISD, TX; Houston Independent SD, TX, Humble I.S.D., TX; Killeen ISD, TX; Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, TX; United ISD Child Nutrition Dept., TX; Guadalupe Early Learning SD, UT; Fairfax County Public Schools, VA; Food bank of Southeastern Virginia, VA; Hampton City Schools, VA; Newport News Public Schools, VA; Norfolk Public Schools, VA and Renton School District, WA.
The foodservice distributors were located in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI. Anyone who at the recalled sandwiches and develops symptoms of listeriosis should see a doctor right away.