Landshire Nike sandwiches recalled

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

                     Landshire, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri is

                     voluntarily recalling its Nike All-American and Nike

                     Super Poor Boy sandwiches because the products may be

                     contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The

                     Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

                     discovered the problem after two samples from the

                     company’s production plant in Caseyville tested

                     positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

                     The samples were collected from the Caseyville plant

                     on Oct. 21, 2011. A sample of the Nike

                     All-American sandwich and a floor drain adjacent to

                     the sandwich’s production line both tested positive

                     for Listeria. The sandwiches – pre-packaged and

                     individually wrapped salami, bologna, ham and mild

                     Swiss cheese on a sesame seed sub roll – were

                     manufactured between Aug. 25 and Oct. 6, 2011.

                     To date, neither IDPH nor Landshire have received

                     reports of any confirmed illnesses linked to these

                     products.

                     The symptoms of Listeria infection vary by individual

                     but can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections

                     in young children, pregnant women, the elderly and

                     others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms can

                     include fever, muscle aches, severe headaches and

                     stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In pregnant

                     women, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages or

                     stillbirths.

                     The following products are subject to the recall:

                     • Landshire Nike All-American

                     • Landshire Nike Super Poor Boy

                     Production lot codes affected by the recall range

                     from 11 237 6 through 11 285 6 and can be found on

                     the side or back of the individual packaged sandwich.

                     The products were sold at various convenience stores,

                     wholesale food distributors and grocery stores

                     throughout Illinois. Consumers who have purchased the

                     sandwiches may return them to the place of purchase

                     for a refund. Consumers with questions should contact

                     Landshire at 314-925-4009.