GoldCoast Salads recalls crab spread over possible listeria contamination

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GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a
recall by Gold Coast Salads, announced it removed from sale Gold Coast Fresh Crab
Spread due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.
The following product is included in this recall:
• Gold Coast Fresh Crab Spread, 8 oz., UPC 83355500325, expiration date of
1/31/2013
To date, GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses. Customers who have
purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase
receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S 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.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Gold Coast
customer service at 1-239-513-0430. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S
Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the the
GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at www.giantfoodstores.com or www.martinsfoods.com.

Source: Giant Food Stores, LLC and Martin’s Food Markets