Giant/Martin’s granola bars recalled

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CARLISLE, Pa.- Following a recall by TreeHouse Foods, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale certain GIANT/MARTIN’S Granola Bars due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:
• GIANT/MARTIN’S Chewy Trail Mix Bars – Fruit & Nut, 6 pack/7.4 oz., UPC 8826701566, with best by dates of JUN 19 16, AUG 13 16, AUG 14 16, SEP 10 16, OCT 07 16, OCT 08 16
• GIANT/MARTIN’S Protein Granola Bars (Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate), 5 pack/7 oz., UPC 8826714290 with best by dates of JUN 03 16, JUN 19 16, AUG 14 16, SEP 13 16, SEP 14 16, OCT 11 16

GIANT/MARTIN’S 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/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call TreeHouse Private Brands at 1-800-756-5781. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.