More than 56,000 pounds of filled sandwiches recalled due to fear of plastic pollution
- J&J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp recalled more than 56,000 pounds of pepperoni pizza and ham & cheese filled sandwiches
- Two customers are said to have found ‘semi-transparent plastic’ in the products on 3 April
- Packages were sent nationwide, but it is unclear which states are affected
- No one has reported side effects while eating the sandwiches
More than 56,000 pounds of filled sandwiches are being recalled due to fear of plastic pollution.
J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp., based in North Carolina, gave the recall after two customers found “semi-transparent plastic,” the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a release on Friday.
Health officials say no one has reported ‘side effects’ by eating the sandwiches.
The products are shipped nationwide to stores, but it is unclear which states are affected by the recall.
J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp. remembers 56,578 pounds of pepperoni pizza and ham & cheese filled sandwiches due to a possible plastic contamination
According to the Food Safety and Inspection of the USDA (FSIS), J & J Snack Foods received the complaints on 3 April.
Subject to a recall, cardboard packages of 9 ounce with two sandwiches of each Bremer Classic Pepperoni Pizza Hot Stuffed Sandwiches or Bremer Classic Ham & Cheese Hot Stuffed Sandwiches are.
They were produced and packaged on February 19 and February 20 this year and then sent to supermarkets across the country, including Aldi.
Sandwiches involved have an expiration date of 12 August 2020 and 13 August 2020.
The packages have the EST office number. 27231 within the USDA quality mark.
It remains unclear how the plastic ended up in the filled rolls and the type of plastic that was found.
FSIS classified the recall as Class I which means “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable likelihood that the use of the product will have serious, adverse health or death consequences.”
Customers are advised not to consume the products and either throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund.
Anyone with questions has been asked to call the customer relationship coordinator of the company Kristyn Castellante on (856) 532-6611.
This is the latest in a series of recall campaigns for foodstuffs due to plastic contamination.
Yesterday, the Michigan-based company JBS Plainwell recovered more than 43,000 pounds of minced beef products after consumers found “green hard plastic.”
And last week, Tyson Foods recalled more than 20,000 pounds of frozen beef patties after two customers found pieces of “soft purple plastic.”