HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (AP/WNCN) – Federal officials say that a North Carolina company is recalling 28 tons of “hot stuffed sandwiches” across the nation.
The recall stems from concerns that plastic might be in some food, which was shipped to stores nationwide.
J & J Snack Foods Handhelds is located in Holly Ridge in Onslow County near Jacksonville.
The problem was discovered when customers complained about the issue, officials said.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service warned consumers not to eat the pepperoni and ham-and-cheese stuffed sandwiches that are sold in 9-ounce carton packages.
The rating for the recall is “high” which indicates “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death,” according to the USDA.
The USDA said the company is recalling 56,000 pounds of products made on February 19 and 20 that could have “semi-transparent plastic” in them.
The items recalled are:
9-oz. carton packages containing 2 stuffed pepperoni sandwiches with “Bremer CLASSIC PEPPERONI PIZZA Hot Stuffed Sandwiches” and best if used by dates of “AUG 12 2020” or “AUG 13 2020” on the label.
9-oz. carton packages containing 2 ham and cheese sandwiches with “Bremer CLASSIC HAM & CHEESE Hot Stuffed Sandwiches” and best if used by dates of “AUG 12 2020” or “AUG 13 2020” on the label.
The products in the recall have an establishment number “EST. 27231” inside the USDA mark of inspection.