Potential Contamination in Sandwiches Leads to Du Monde Gourmet Recall

Potential Contamination in Sandwiches Leads to Du Monde Gourmet Recall
January 04, 2016

A Park City, UT company is issuing a recall for ready-to-eat pocket sandwich products that may not be safe for consumption.

Du Monde Gourmet's recall applies to about 235 pounds of the product. Records show that the sandwiches were not properly cooled, exposing the items to a risk of dangerous bacteria like clostridium perfringens, bacillus cereus, and clostridium botulinum. The announcement is being made in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The affected items were produced on December 17, 2015 and sold under the Jafflz Retro Pocket Sandwiches brand name. For a list of sizes and item names, see the FSIS release.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Clostridium perfringens can cause intense abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The illness is usually over within 24 hours but less severe symptoms may persist in some individuals for up to two weeks.

Bacillus cereus infection is characterized by nausea and vomiting occurring within 30 minutes to six hours after consumption of contaminated foods.

Clostridium botulinum can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning. Symptoms include general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Meryl van der Merwe, Du Monde Gourmet owner, at (435)-659-1989.