Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Nature's Promise Alfalfa Sprouts & Zesty Sprouts

Friday, July 30, 2010 General News
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Products recalled due to possible listeria contamination

QUINCY, Mass., July 30, /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has announced a voluntary recall of Nature's

Promise Alfalfa and Zesty Sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.  Upon being notified of the recall by the supplier, Stop & Shop immediately removed all codes from sale of the following products:

  • Nature's Promise Alfalfa Sprouts, 4 oz, UPC  68826704741
  • Nature's Promise Alfalfa Sprouts, 8 oz, UPC  68826704102
  • Nature's Promise Zesty Sprouts, 4 oz,  UPC 68826703903

The affected products were sold in Stop & Shop stores in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause flu-like symptoms, like high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.  Although healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, it can be very serious for those who are pregnant or those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.  Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth.

Customers who have purchased the affected products should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.  Consumers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at (800) 767-7772 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs more than 59,000 associates and operates stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company is a member of the US Green Building Council and has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores.  Stop & Shop has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores and is also a member of the EPA's Smart Way program.  

SOURCE The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company



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