ALDI recalls Fit & Active frozen sandwiches due to salmonella and listeria risk

The grocery chain ALDI and food distributor J&J Snack Foods are recalling two lots of a frozen sandwich product because they may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria.

ALDI discontinued Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches in 2017 but is concerned that consumers may still have them in their freezers.

"Although this product is not ready-to-eat and has baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness," J&J said in an announcement. "To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products and this recall has been initiated as a precautionary measure."

Salmonella infection can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product, according to health experts. Listeria infection can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.

Information on the recalled products:

BRAND: Fit & Active

PRODUCT: Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches

UPC: 0 4149815117 1

JULIAN CODES AND BEST BUY DATES: 20027230003106:15 | FEB 09 2019 and 20027235003115:13 | FEB 14 2019

ALDI stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia sold the affected products.

If you have these products, the company urges you to either throw them away or return them for a refund. If you have questions, you can call 856-532-9064.