Product Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Following notification from its supplier, Stop & Shop announced a voluntary recall of Stop & Shop Frozen Spinach & Artichoke Dip. The product was removed from sale due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes. The following product was removed from sale:
Stop & Shop Frozen Dip Spinach & Artichoke UPC# 6 8826702988 2, 8oz.
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. Symptoms of listeriosis can be 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.
To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illness associated with ingestion of this product. Customers who purchased this product should discard it and bring their purchase receipt to any Stop & Shop for a full refund.