Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Giant Eagle voluntarily recalls frozen hash browns

Giant Eagle has announced a voluntary recall of Giant Eagle and Food Club frozen loose hash browns after being informed by the independent manufacturer of the presence of a bacterium in products made in the same facility as the frozen potatoes.

Giant Eagle sent samples of the hash browns to an independent lab for testing and confirms that some samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes which can cause a potentially serious infection.

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says the potential for infection to a person after eating a contaminated product is small. Health experts say the risk can be virtually eliminated if the product is cooked as directed.

There have been no reports of customer illness.

The products affected are: Giant Eagle Country Style Hash Browns (UPC 300341086), Giant Eagle Western Style Hash Browns (UPC 3003401076), Giant Eagle Southern Hash Browns (UPC 3003401075), Giant Eagle Diced Hash Browns (UPC 300341087), Giant Eagle Shredded Hash Browns (UPC 300341088), and Food Club Shredded Hash Browns (UPC 3680006530).

Customers who purchased the products should throw them away or return the items to your Giant Eagle where the company says customers will receive the double money back guarantee that covers all Giant Eagle brand products.

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