A sandwich company located in North Carolina's Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area) is voluntarily recalling some of its pre-packaged sandwiches after the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found Listeria monocytogenes in product samples.
The sandwiches from the Fisher-Rex Sandwich Co. were distributed to retail locations such as convenience stores and gas stations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. No illnesses related to the recall have been reported but Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.
The products to be recalled can be identified by a seven-digit code that begins with 01. Products with a five-digit code are not subject to the recall.
"Consumers who have these products should throw them away," Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said. "Our inspectors will be checking to be sure these products are pulled from store shelves."