LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food of Landover, Md., 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
Giant Food 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 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.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Taylor Farms at 1-866-508-7048 or Giant Customer Service at 1-888-469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.
About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 155 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.
SOURCE Giant Food of Landover, Md.