WASHINGTON - The grocery store chain Giant Food has issued a recall of Maytag Blue Cheese items due to possible Listeria contamination.
The items that are being recalled are:
- Maytag Blue Cheese, UPC 20835990000
- Maytag Blue Cheese Wedge, 4 oz., UPC 7221072698
Giant Food says any customers who purchased these products between December 11, 2015 and February 11, 2016 should be thrown out. Customers can bring in their receipt for the item back to the store to get a full refund.
According to Giant Food:
"Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. 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."
Customers can call Maytag Dair Farms at 1-800-247-2458 or Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information about the recall.