In a news release, Landshire, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary recall of their Nike All-American sandwiches due to the potential that they are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can result in severe and sometimes fatal infections in the young, elderly and those with already weakened immune systems. If consumed, Listeria can also result in miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Healthy individuals that ingest Listeria monocytogenes may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
This recall affects 1,751 cases of the Nike All-American sandwiches that were distributed on a national level to retail supermarkets, such as WalMart. The product subject to recall is pre-packaged and wrapped for individual sale. The 7.25-ounce sandwich can also be identified by the UPC code 0 974880741 5 and lot number 11 237 6 which appear on the side of the packaging. This recall does not affect any other Landshire product, including the Red Packaged Nike Super Poorboy sandwich. This recall was initiated after a routine sample taken by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Service proved to contain Listeria.
No illnesses have been reported as of yet. However, consumers are being urged to avoid eating this item and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls similar to this in the past and the devastating effects they can have on victims. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a contaminated food product, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in your town to discuss the legal options available to you.