QUINCY, Mass., Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from its supplier, Miller's Cheese Corp, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has removed from sale Miller's Shredded Cheese packages due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following products, with expiration dates of June 5, 2012 through September 4, 2012, are affected by this recall:
- Miller's Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 7881236950
- Miller's Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 7881200910
- Haolam Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663826200
- Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663800264
- Haolam Shredded Pizza Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663826300
To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring 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 visit Miller's website at www.millerscheesecorp.com or call the Stop & Shop Customer Service line at 1-800-767-7772. For more information, consumers can visit our website at www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 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 EPA 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 The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC