LANDOVER, Md. (PRNewswire) — Following notification from its supplier, Giant Food of Landover, MD announced a voluntary recall of Giant Food Frozen Spinach & Artichoke Dip. The product was removed from sale due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes.
The following product was removed from sale: Giant Food Frozen Dip Spinach & Artichoke UPC‥ 6 8826702988 2, 8oz.
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. Symptoms of listeriosis can be 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.
To date, Giant Food has received no reports of illness associates with ingestion of this product. Customers who purchased this product should discard it and bring their purchase receipt to any Giant Food for a full refund.
Customers looking for additional information may call Giant's Corporate Brands toll free line at 1-877-846-9949 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT).
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 180 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 180 stores are 163 full-service pharmacies. For more on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.