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
-- 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
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
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
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
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