Giant Eagle Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA, is recalling frozen bags of Giant Eagle diced green peppers because the product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The product was distributed to Giant Supermarkets in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana.
There is concern that consumers may still have possession of some of the recalled products because of the best by date, which is 10/14/2023. Listeria is not killed by freezing temperatures.
Consumers can determine whether they have the recalled frozen peppers in their homes by looking for the following label information:
- Giant Eagle Diced Green Peppers, 1
- 0 oz. 283 g, Frozen bag,
- Best By 10/14/2023 .
Consumers should check to see if they have the recalled product in their home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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