Recall: Thousands of meat-stuffed sandwiches may be stuffed with plastic

Mackensy Lunsford
The potentially contaminated Bremer pizza and hand-and-cheese stuffed sandwiches were made by J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp and sold nationwide.
The potentially contaminated Bremer pizza and hand-and-cheese stuffed sandwiches were made by J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp and sold nationwide.
Thousands of stuffed sandwiches have been recalled for possible plastic contamination.
Thousands of stuffed sandwiches have been recalled for possible plastic contamination.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina company, J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp., has recalled nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen, stuffed-sandwich products.

An April 5 report from the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the sandwiches may be contaminated with semi-transparent plastic. The items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The manufacturer discovered the problem after consumer complaints, though there have been no reports of injury or illness.

The stuffed sandwiches were produced Feb. 19-20. The following products are subject to recall:

  • Nine-ounce carton packages containing two 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.

  • Nine-ounce carton packages containing two ham and cheese sandwiches with “Bremer Classic Ham and Cheese Hot Stuffed Sandwiches” and best if used by dates of “Aug. 12 2020,” or “Aug. 13 2020,” on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number 27231 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Kristyn Castellante, Customer Relations Coordinator at 856-532-6611.

This article originally appeared on Asheville Citizen Times: Recall: Thousands of meat-stuffed sandwiches may be stuffed with plastic