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Jamie Miller
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GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DOLE BAGGED SALAD

Landover, Md. (January 23, 2016) – Following a recall by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., Giant Food, LLC has announced it removed from sale select Dole packaged salad items, that were processed at the Dole facility in Springfield, Ohio, due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Only items with a product code beginning with the letter “A” in the upper right-hand corner of the package (just below the best by date) are impacted by this recall.

The following products, with a product code beginning with the letter “A” in the upper right-hand corner of the package are included in this recall:

  • Dole Chopped Sesame Asian Family Kit, 27.2 oz., UPC 7143000071

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. 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 who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Dole at 800-356-3111. In addition customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 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 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit Giant