LANDOVER, Md., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food, following a voluntary recall from Slade Gorton & Co., has pulled from its shelves all one-pound packages of frozen langostinos because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Slade Gorton & Co.'s recall covers the "ICYBAY" brand cooked, ready to eat, frozen langostinos with an expiration date of June 2009. The recalled item has the UPC number 0-73129-61672-8. To date, Giant Food has not received any reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause flu-like symptoms, like high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Although healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, it can be very serious for those who are pregnant or those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Customers who purchased this product should dispose of it immediately and return to any Giant Food store for a full refund. Customers who consumed this product are advised to consult their healthcare provider. Customers with questions about the recalled product may contact Slade Gorton & Co. at (800) 225-1573. They may also contact Giant Food Customer Service (888) 4MYGIANT from 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday or visit Giant's website www.giantfood.com. About Giant Food Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 185 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs more than 22,000 associates. Included within the 185 stores are 165 full- service pharmacies. For more on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.
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