Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall by Slade Gorton & Co. Frozen Langostinos Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination



    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.
 
 
 

SOURCE Giant Food

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