Safeway Recalls Sandwiches Made with Potentially Dangerous Cucumbers
In the first of what will presumably be many recall announcements related to cucumbers that have been linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, one Alaskan store chain is recalling potentially dangerous products.
Safeway has issued a recall for made-to-order sandwiches that may have been produced with Andrew and Williamson cucumbers, which may be contaminated with the salmonella poona organism. The potentially affected sandwiches were sold from Aug. 1, 2015 to Sept. 4, 2015 from the full-service sandwich counter.
Nine stores are listed in the recall, all located in Alaska. These include Safeway stores in Homer, North Pole, Seward, and Valdez and five Safeway-owned Carrs locations in Anchorage. For the addresses of these stores, see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release.
No illnesses have been associated with the products from the Alaskan establishments.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 341 cases from 30 states, including two deaths, have been reported in relation to the Andrew and Williamson product.
Consumers who purchased the recalled sandwiches from the listed stores should discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Safeway at (877) SAFEWAY or Andrew and Williamson at (844) 483-3864.