FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from its supplier, Goodness Gardens, Inc. of New Hampton, NY, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC has removed from stores Chives Lot #0201111 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following product, with Lot # 0201111, is affected by this recall:
- Goodness Garden Chives, .25 oz., UPC 0-2198520005-6
To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should bring any unused product or 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.
Customers looking for additional information on the recall may call Goodness Gardens at 1-845-355-4757 or the Stop & Shop Customer Service line at 1-800-767-7772. Customers with any health concerns should contact their medical provider. For more information, consumers can visit our website at www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs more than 62,000 associates and operates more than 390 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, 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 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPCA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
SOURCE Stop & Shop