Update: March 23, 2021
MG Foods is expanding its recall of sandwiches for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. They have added three turkey wraps sold under the Fresh To You and MG Foods brands in vending machines and markets. The original recall also included turkey sandwiches sold in the Charlotte Douglas Airport. The sandwiches, packaged in clear plastic wedges and paper bags, were also sold through vending machines and in markets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The recalled sandwiches were sold under the MG Foods brand in the airport, and as Fresh to You in vending machines and markets. The recall covers almost three dozen different varieties of sandwiches that were distributed between March 3, and March 5, 2021. No illnesses have been reported to date. Listeria was discovered on the surface areas of the facility where the recalled sandwiches were produced during a routine test on March 2.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the part of the body that becomes infected. When the bacteria stays in the gut it can cause diarrhea and fever. If it spreads beyond the gut, it can cause headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches. Listeriosis is most dangerous for pregnant women as it can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn. According to the CDC, people with invasive listeriosis usually report symptoms starting 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria; some people have reported symptoms starting as late as 70 days after exposure or as early as the same day of exposure.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discard any remaining product. Consumers may contact MG Foods at 1-855-424-8390 Monday thru Friday 7:00am – 7:00 pm EST for any questions related to this recall or to request a full refund.