Egg Salad Sandwich Recall

Pilot pulling Classic Delight sandwiches from locations in 30 states

ST. MARYS, Ohio -- Classic Delight Inc., Marys, Ohio, is recalling certain of its egg salad sandwiches because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

No illnesses resulting from the consumption of this product have been reported to date.

The 4.5-oz. product is labeled under [image-nocss] the name "Egg Salad on Vienna Bread, Pilot good to go!, with a lot code of 5355. The individual product label identifies the product as distributed by Pierre Foods Inc, Cincinnati.

The sandwiches were packaged frozen as 12/4.50-oz. sandwiches per case and distributed to Pilot Travel Centers LLC located in Ohio, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Iowa, Montana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Georgia, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Arizona and Indiana.

The frozen sandwiches are intended to be thawed and sold as a single-service item at the Pilot locations.

The recall is voluntarily being conducted by Classic Delight after it was notified by the FDA that a random sample of this sandwich lot taken and analyzed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture was positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Classic Delight has ceased the production and distribution of this product, and Pilot has voluntarily pulled all products as the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased this product are being urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.