Giant/Martin’s removes select Maytag Blue Cheese items from shelves
CARLISLE, Pa. – Following a recall by Maytag Dairy Farms, Giant Food Stores, LLC and Martin’s Food Markets has removed from sale select Maytag Blue Cheese items purchased between December 11, 2015 and February 11, 2016 due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following products are included in this recall:
• Maytag Blue Cheese, UPC 20835990000
• Maytag Blue Cheese Wedge, 4 oz., UPC 7221072698
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 Maytag Dairy Farms at 1-800-247-2458. 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.