From a Company Press Release.
The independent and unrelated manufacturer of Giant Eagle and Food Club frozen loose hash browns has been informed of the presence of a bacterium in products made in the same facility as these items.
Upon receiving this information, Giant Eagle immediately performed a voluntary market recall of all potentially affected products and engaged an independent laboratory to test samples of these products. Giant Eagle has confirmed that some of these products have tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause listeriosis which is a potentially serious infection.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), the risk of an individual developing a listeria infection after consumption of a contaminated product is very small. Listeriosis affects primarily persons of advanced age, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.
The products affected are: Giant Eagle Country Style Hash Browns (UPC 300341086), Giant Eagle Western Style Hash Browns (UPC 3003401076), Giant Eagle Southern Hash Browns (UPC 3003401075), Giant Eagle Diced Hash Browns (UPC 300341087), Giant Eagle Shredded Hash Browns (UPC 300341088), and Food Club Shredded Hash Browns (UPC 3680006530).