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Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burgers



   Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Veggie Patch Ultimate
                               Meatless Burgers

PR Newswire

LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 30, 2012

LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food of Landover, Md.,
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

Giant 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 Giant 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 (888) 698-3444.  In addition customers may call
Giant Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 for more information. Customers can
also visit the Giant website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 170  supermarkets in
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs
approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 156
full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more
information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.

SOURCE Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Contact: Jamie Miller, +1-301-341-8776, jmiller@giantfood.com
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