Stop & Shop Recalls Prepared Chicken Products for Potential Listeria Contamination

    QUINCY, Mass., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket
 Company is voluntarily recalling four types of prepared chicken because
 they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
 
     The affected products were sold at the deli counter, both in bulk and
 prepackaged in various weights. The recall covers all of the following
 items sold on or after Feb. 26, 2008:
 
 
-- Breaded Chicken Cutlet (labeled GB BRD CHIX CUTLETS or GB BR CHIX CUTLTS) -- Chicken Marsala (labeled GB CHIX MARSALA) -- Grilled Lemon Chicken (labeled GB GR LEMON CHIX or GB GR LNI CHCKN) -- Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (labeled GB GR TERIYKI CHIX or GB GR TRYKI CHICKN) Upon being notified of the recall by the supplier, Stop & Shop immediately removed all recalled products from sale. To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. 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. Stop & Shop customers who purchased this product should dispose of it immediately and return to any Stop & Shop store for a full refund. Customers who consumed this product are advised to consult their healthcare provider. Customers with questions about the recalled products may phone Customer Service at (800) 767-7772 Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or visit Stop & Shop's website at www.stopandshop.com. About Stop & Shop The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, employs more than 59,000 associates and operates 389 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey. Stop & Shop is owned by Netherlands-based Ahold. For more on Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.

SOURCE Stop & Shop Supermarket Company

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