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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Red Alert! No, Scarlet-Crimson Alert! Lee's Sandwiches Recalls 100 Tons of Meat

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 2:20 PM


Oh God, oh God, oh God, no. Should you ever need a reason to go to Saigon Sandwich over its competitors, this may be it.

If anyone lives in mortal terror of contracting Kretuzfeldt-Jakob from a bowling alley burger or E. coli from a church picnic spinach salad, or is just generally grossed out by massive food recalls, read on with caution.

KTVU reports that Vietnamese chain Lee’s Sandwiches, which has 14 locations in the Bay Area (including one in the Tenderloin and another in downtown Oakland) just recalled over 213,000 pounds of chicken, beef, turkey, pork, and quail egg steamed buns that had not been inspected in spite of being labeled as such. The recall affects restaurants across the western United States, from California and Nevada to Texas and Oklahoma.

Having personally eaten a #1 Combination no fewer than five times in the last 60 days, I’m having a sadz, although no illnesses have been reported. No one is currently picking up the phone at Larkin, and an employee at the Oakland location claimed not to have heard anything about it.

[Via KTVU]

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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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