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Grocery Chain Recalls Deli Products for Potential Listeria Contamination

A Michigan-Based grocery chain is recalling over 100 deli items after an environmental swab revealed the presence of Listeria in a production facility.

Spartan Stores of Grand Rapids, MI issued a voluntary recall of 134 productssold in the deli section at its Family Fare, D&W Fresh Markets, Glen’s and VG’s stores and at certain independent grocery stores in Michigan.

The problem was discovered during a routing inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, during which an environmental sample was taken that later tested positive for Listeria.

A full list of the recalled products, which include fruits and vegetables, various dips and pasta salads, quiches and potato dishes, among other items, is available here.

Customers who purchased any of the listed products should throw them out or return them to their point of purchase for a full refund.

No products included in the recall are known to have come into contact with the bacteria, according to the recall announcement.

In addition, no illnesses have been connected to consumption of any of the recalled products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call Spartan Stores’ Consumer Affairs at 1-800-451-8500 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, severe headache, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeriosis is especially dangerous to pregnant woman, who risk miscarriage or stillbirth from infection.

If you think you may have contracted a Listeria infection, contact your healthcare provider.

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