Lipari Foods LLC has recalled two brands of sub sandwiches from sister company JLM. The Warren, Mich.-based company voluntarily recalled its Premo Brand and FreshGrab turkey and Swiss sandwiches over a potential listeria contamination.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and life-threatening illnesses in children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems; however, healthy individuals can also become ill. Stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia received the sandwiches, which were produced on July 17. No illness had been reported as of July 19.
A salmonella outbreak in raw turkey has sickened nearly 100 people in 26 states, according to the CDC. Officials linked the raw turkey involved in the illnesses to multiple sources. The agency does not discourage the consumption of fully cooked turkey, as long as consumers properly wash their hands, cook raw turkey thoroughly and don’t spread germs from the raw turkey to other foodservice preparation areas.