Following notification from its supplier, Miller’s Cheese Corp, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has removed from sale Miller’s Shredded Cheese packages due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The following products, with expiration dates of June 5, 2012 through September 4, 2012, are affected by this recall:
Miller’s Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 7881236950 Miller’s Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 7881200910 Haolam Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663826200 Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663800264 Haolam Shredded Pizza Cheese, 8 oz., UPC 2663826300
To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop 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.