Giant recalls white cheddar popcorn for listeria contamination

From CDT staff reportsOctober 2, 2012 

Giant Food Stores is recalling ready-to-eat bags of Dale & Thomas Indiana white cheddar popcorn due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

The following product, with all sell by dates, is included in this recall: Dale & Thomas Indiana white cheddar popcorn, UPC 84357100078, 9 oz.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant 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.

For more information, call Dale & Thomas at 866-940-7936 or Giant at 888-814-4268 or visit www.giantfoodstores.com.

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