PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, upon notification from its supplier, Taylor Farms Maryland, Inc., announced it has removed from sale several varieties of store packaged broccoli crunch salad sold in the deli department, due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Broccoli crunch salad, UPC 20889710000, with best if used by dates of October 24 - 28, 2013
- Broccoli crunch salad, UPC 20738530000, with best if used by dates of October 24 - 28, 2013
Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop 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.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Taylor Farms at 1-866-508-7048 or Stop & Shop's Customer Service at 1-800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.
SOURCE Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC