press release

June 30, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food alerts customers to voluntary recall of Dole Hearts of Romaine

Landover, Md. (June 30, 2012) - Giant Food, following a recall by Dole Fresh Vegetables, announced it removed from sale Dole Hearts of Romaine Due to a possible health risk of listeria monocytogenes.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Dole Hearts of Romaine, UPC 7143000956, with a use-by date of June 26

No illnesses have been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Giant Food 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 Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at 1-800-356-3111. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at 1-888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.