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Grand Strand Sandwich Company, out of Longs, is recalling their chicken salad sandwiches due to contamination concerns.
Grand Strand Sandwich Company fears 2,800 sandwiches have possible listeria contamination due to eggs that may have been used from a recent recall of Minnesota food company, Michael Foods. Michael Foods has recalled, "more than a million hard-cooked eggs distributed to 34 states after testing revealed some may be contaminated with listeria."
The company that made the chicken salad for Grand Strand Sandwich Company bought the hard-cooked eggs from Michael Foods and isn't sure if they were used in the egg salad batch for Grand Strand Sandwich Company.
Head on over to The Sun News to read the full story on the sandwich recall, and hop on over to the Huffington Post for more info on the Michael Food recall. Read the full recall statement from Grand Strand Sandwich Company below.
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The full statement from Grand Strand Sandwich Company's website:
Grand Strand Sandwich Company Recalls “Chicken Salad Sandwiches” That May Contain Contaminated Hard Cooked Eggs Produced by Michael Foods.
Grand Strand Sandwich Company of Longs, SC is recalling its 4.5oz and 5 oz Chicken Salad Sandwiches, with the following labels: Grand Strand Sandwich, Lunch Box Sandwiches, and Country Harvest Sandwiches. We are recalling the Chicken Salad Sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although health individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This recall only affects the following Chicken Salad Sandwiches distributed in the southeast convenience stores:
Grand Strand Sandwich 4.5oz
Grand Strand Sandwich 4.5oz
Country Harvest Chicken Salad 5oz
Lunchbox Chicken Salad 4.5oz
The recall came about when Bost Distributing our Chicken Salad manufacture bought some of the Hard Cooked Eggs that were produced by Michael Foods. Michael Foods has an ongoing recall on those eggs. Bost Distributing was unsure if the eggs from Michael Foods were used in our product, so just to be safe we are recalling the product.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
According to Michael Foods, the recall was initiated after label testing revealed that some of the eggs within the recalled lot dates may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall of three lot dates was announced on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The recall was expanded on February 1, 2012 to include additional lot dates, one of which was received by Bost Distributing.
Because these are fresh sandwiches with a very short shelf life, it is likely that some of them have already been consumed. However, consumers who may still have the product in their homes should discard it and return to the store for a refund. If consumers have additional questions or concerns, please contact Grand Strand Sandwich at 1-800-758-0476, and ask to speak with someone regarding the recall, M-F 8AM -4PM EST.
For further questions regarding this recall, please call Michael Foods at 1-877-367-3447, Monday – Friday 8am -8pm EST.