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Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burgers



  Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Veggie Patch Ultimate
                               Meatless Burgers

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Nov. 30, 2012

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop &
Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Veggie Patch, announced it
removed from sale packages of ultimate meatless burgers due to possible
contamination by listeria monocytogenes. 

The following product is included in this recall:

  o Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burger, UPC 61012900211, 9 oz., sell by
    date of January 12, 2013

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Customers who have
purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their
purchase receipt to Stop & Shop 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.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Veggie
Patch customer service at 1-888-698-3444. In addition customers may call Stop
& Shop Customer Service at (800) 767-7772 for more information. Customers can
also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000
associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The
company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer
and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's
educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable
company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's
Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its
existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy
management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about
Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.

SOURCE The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC

Website: http://www.stopandshop.com
Contact: Arlene Putterman, Stop & Shop - NY Metro Division,
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com, +1-203-551-2464; or Suzi Robinson, Stop &
Shop - New England Division, suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com, +1-617-774-4434
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