Lake Havasu City residents should check their freezers and refrigerators for Tuscan Sun brand products containing cooked chicken.
Either toss them out or return the recalled products to the point of purchase, said Denise Burley. She is the director of the Mohave County Department of Public Health.
Burley passed along information on the food recall from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The chicken has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recall covers Tucson Sun fresh or frozen chicken salad sandwiches.
They were distributed between March 11 and Sept. 27, 2019.
Frozen sandwiches have no sell-by or use-by date printed on packages.
The recalled sandwich products were distributed exclusively by Jumbo Foods Inc. to food service and retail stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
For details, visit, www.fda.gov/safety/recalls. Consumers with questions should call Jumbo Foods Inc. at 800-562-6507, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., PST, Monday through Friday.