USDA: Eastern Iowa sandwich maker recalling 230 lbs of vending machine food

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Pride of Iowa Sandwiches, a Marengo based company, is recalling “approximately 231 pounds of chicken, pork and beef products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection” that were shipped to locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa, according to a media release from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The products, termed ready to eat (RTE) items were produced Nov. 2 and Nov. 6, but did not bear the USDA federal mark of inspection.

Here are the specifically effected items.

• 11.2-oz. clam shell packages of “Deli Fresh CAESAR SALAD” with “FRESH THRU” dates through 11/13.

• 6.2-oz. tray packages of “Deli Fresh SOUTHWEST CHICKEN FAJITA TOMATO BASIL WRAP” with “FRESH THRU” dates through 11/16.

• 8.5-oz. tray packages of “Deli Fresh BBQ/BACON/CREAM CHEESE ROAST BEEF ON JALAPENO CHEESE WRAP” with “FRESH THRU” dates through 11/16.

• 6.3-oz. tray packages of “Deli Fresh RANCH CHICKEN FAJITA SPINACH WRAP” with “FRESH THRU” dates through 11/16.

• 7.8-oz. tray packages of “Deli Fresh BISCUITS & GRAVY” with “FRESH THRU” dates through 11/16.

The USDA release notes that there have been no reports of “adverse reactions due to consumption of these products” at this time, the agency urges consumers not to consume them, saying in the release that the products should either be thrown away or returned to their place of purchase. The products were recalled after a routine inspection by the Office of Investigations, Enforcement and Audit (OIEA) on November 7.

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