Giant Food recalls veggie snack pack

Grape tomatos may have salmonella

May 03, 2011|By Andrea K. Walker

Giant Food said today it is recalling vegetable snack packages made by Mann Packing that contain celery, carrots and tomatoes.

The grape tomato ingredient in the packages may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The packages impacted have best if used by dates ranging from May 9, 2011May 16, 2011. The packages are 8.75 oz and have the code: UPC 71651901501

Giant Food has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product.

Customers who have purchased the product should bring any unused portions or their purchase receipt to any store for a full refund.

Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses, Giant said in a statement. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers looking for additional information on the recall may call Mann Packing at 1-800-285-1002 or the Giant Food Customer Service line at 1-888-469-4426.

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