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Stop & Shop Recalls Calico Bean Salad for Listeria

Northeast grocery chain Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced Friday that it removed Calico Bean Salad made by Costa Fruit & Produce from their stores due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The salad was sold in stores’ salad bar, but the company said no illnesses have been reported.

The company is asking that customers who purchased the product between July 18, 2012 and July 26, 2012 discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Pregnant women, the elderly, and others with compromised immune systems are at particular risk for listeriosis, which can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, and in the most serious cases can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and sometimes fatal infections.

Consumers in Massachusetts looking for additional information on the recall may call Costa Fruit & Produce at 1-800-322-1374, all other consumers may call 1-800-343-0836 or visit Costa Fruit & Produce’s website at www.freshideas.com. Customers may also call Stop & Shop customer service at 1-800-767-7772 or visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

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