A food service company that distributes to several Connecticut school districts is recalling certain ready-to-eat sandwiches over contamination concerns.
Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service (IFS) has issued a voluntary recall of the sandwiches after a routine FDA sampling found Listeria monocytogenes on surfaces that come into contact with the food. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and possibly fatal infections in young children and older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may suffer short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The organism can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled products were distributed to school districts and food service distributors that serve school districts. The company is working to notify customers so products can be returned to the company. No retail products were affected by the recall.
Bridgeport Food & Nutrition Services and Waterbury Public Schools are both customers of IFS. The recall is believed to affect school districts in 29 states.
Any school district that believes it may have the affected products should contact the IFS recall coordinator at (800) 560 9999 or at email@example.com for return instructions.