Lettuce recall: Giant Eagle recalls Iceberg Lettuce and Sandwich Ring due to possible listeria contamination

By on Oct 15, 2011 in Food, Health, United States Comments

Giant Eagle announced a voluntary recall for their Iceberg Lettuce and Sandwich Ring products due to possible listeria contamination, as noted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Giant Eagle Farmers Market Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
Image Credit: FDA.gov

As noted by US FDA on their official website on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, the lettuce recall involves the Giant Eagle Iceberg Lettuce, which was also used on their Sandwich Ring products.

According to the report, the Iceberg Lettuce was produced by River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC, with a use by date of October 14, 2011, with no reports of illness related cases due to consumption of the said product.

Nevertheless, the shredded iceberg lettuce was said to have been used in six (6) variants of prepared deli ring sandwiches such as listed below, with their Universal Product Code (UPC) numbers, taken from the FDA website and can also be read at the official website of Giant Eagle.

* Giant Eagle Farmer’s Market Shredded Iceberg Lettuce (UPC 3003430195)

* Giant Eagle Large Italian Sandwich Ring (UPC 23755100000)
* Giant Eagle Mini Italian Sandwich Ring (UPC 24755500000)
* Giant Eagle Large New York Sandwich Ring (UPC 22755100000)
* Giant Eagle Mini New York Sandwich Ring (UPC 25755500000)
* Giant Eagle Large All America Sandwich Ring (UPC 21755100000)
* Giant Eagle Mini All American Sandwich Ring (UPC 26755500000)

The FDA said that this lettuce recall was the result of their random test made recently at Giant Eagle Farmer’s Market, wherein an 8-ounce package of Shredded Iceberg Lettuce was noted to have seen with listeria monocytogenes.

Nevertheless, Giant Eagle emphasized that they immediately blocked the sale of the affected product and removed all potentially affected products from its store shelves.

In addition, the company said they already informed customers whom they have known to have bought the recalled products via telephone, and instructed them to dispose them or return them to where they were bought and ask for a full refund.

For more information, Giant Eagle is advising the public to contact Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 or River Ranch at 1-800-762-7708, or to visit their official website at GiantEagle.com.

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