Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Miller's Shredded Cheese Product recalled due to potential for Listeria monocytogenes
LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from its supplier, Miller's Cheese Corp, Giant Food of Landover, Md. has removed from sale Miller's Shredded Cheese packages due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following products, with expiration dates of June 5, 2012 through September 4, 2012, are affected by this recall:
- Miller's Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 7881236950
- Miller's Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 7881200910
- Haolam Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663826200
- Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663800264
- Haolam Shredded Pizza Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663826300
To date, Giant Food has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Giant Food for a full refund.
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Customers looking for additional information on the recall may visit Miller's website at www.millerscheesecorp.com or call the Giant Food Customer Service line at 1-888-469-4426. For more information, consumers can visit our website at www.giantfood.com.
About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.
SOURCE Giant Food