If you’ve already bought some Thanksgiving food, it might be time to take the corn back.
Giant and Martin food stores announced Wednesday a voluntary recall on its store brand of frozen whole kernel sweet corn over potential listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The concern over the bacteria is confined to the store brand 16-ounce bags with UPC code 68826700676. The product has a “best by” date of October 2019.
The company has not received any reports of illness as of Wednesday from the potentially contaminated product.
“Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease,” the company said in a statement. “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.”
Those who have purchased the corn product should discard it and bring back their receipt to a Giant or Martin’s store for a refund.