press release

November 15, 2017

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF STORE BRAND FROZEN WHOLE KERNEL SWEET CORN

Landover, Md. (November 15, 2017) - Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Giant Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Giant Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, 16 oz., UPC 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019

Giant Food 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 this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant Food for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Bonduelle at 1-877-990-2662. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at 1-888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com

About Giant Food, LLC

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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.