Following notification from its supplier, Goodness Gardens, Inc. of New Hampton, NY, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC has removed from stores Chives Lot #0201111 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following product, with Lot # 0201111, is affected by this recall:
Goodness Garden Chives, .25 oz., UPC 0-2198520005-6
To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should bring any unused product or 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.
Customers looking for additional information on the recall may call Goodness Gardens at 1-845-355-4757 or the Stop & Shop Customer Service line at 1-800-767-7772. Customers with any health concerns should contact their medical provider. For more information, consumers can visit our website at www.stopandshop.com.