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
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
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.
SOURCE Giant Food