Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall by Fresh Foods Concepts

Product recalled due to potential for Listeria monocytogenes

Aug 14, 2011, 16:42 ET from Giant Food of Landover, Md.

LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from its supplier, Fresh Foods Concepts, Giant Food of Landover, Md. has removed from stores the following product due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product, with a BEST BY date of 9/16/11 or earlier, is affected by this recall:

  • Rojos 5 Layer Dip with Guacamole, 16 oz., UPC 3519644216

To date, Giant Food has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should 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 call the manufacturer at 1-714-562-5000, x134 Monday through Friday. For more information, consumers can visit our website at

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 174  supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 174 stores are 161 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit

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