Deli Express Smoked Ham & Cheese ready-to-eat sandwich pulled from commissary shelves
The Defense Commissary Agency, out of an abundance of caution, removed the Deli Express Smoked Ham and Cheese ready-to-eat sandwich from sale because the item tested positive for Bacillus cereus in sample testing, according to a Defense Logistics Agency Product Advisory Notice sent Aug. 8. Bacillus cereus is a toxin-producing bacteria that is one of the most common causes of food poisoning and may represent a potential health risk.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this advisory notice to all its stores, said Richard Stith, supervisory consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. As a result, the product was ordered immediately removed from store shelves.
The following product is affected by this recall:
- Deli Express Smoked Ham & Cheese Sandwich, 4.6 ounces: UPC: 4143300124 with product code D.E.USE BY 07-27 1P9107
Customers should return these products to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions on the recall may contact Deli Express at (800) 328-8184.