CINCINNATI, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pierre Foods is voluntarily recalling one lot, 320 cases, of Pierre™ pb jamwich, crustless peanut butter and strawberry jam 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 healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The sandwiches were distributed to Giant-Carlisle stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Pierre™ pb jamwich comes in a 12-count red carton and is sold in the freezer section of the grocery store. The product in question is stamped "Best if purchased by 03-11-2011" in the lower right hand corner. The UPC code is 7599921368.
This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in one product sample. After discussions with the FDA, Pierre Foods elected to recall the product to ensure consumer safety. There have been no reported illnesses or consumer complaints.
Any consumer with the "Best if purchased by 03-11-2011" product in their freezer can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-982-7091 from 8:00am – 5:00pm EST.
The plant where the product was manufactured has operated for 19 years with no food safety recalls or other serious problems.
SOURCE Pierre Foods