Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Items Prepared with Romaine Lettuce Due to Potential E. coli Contamination
Source: FDA Food Recalls
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09PM
Giant Eagle, Inc. is recalling multiple items prepared with romaine lettuce and sold in its Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo locations across western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana. This recall is in response to a CDC notice on romaine lettuce sourced by a supply partner from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
Escherichia coli O157:b is a bacterium that causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
Giant Eagle is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. There are no reported illnesses among Giant Eagle customers to date associated with this recall.
The ready to eat products were packaged from April 9th to April 13th and were sold in clear plastic containers. They include various items prepared with romaine lettuce and sold in our catering, restaurant and salad bar areas. The following products are also subject to recall, and include those items referenced in an associated USDA recall announcement regarding Giant Eagle's Fresh Foods Manufacturing production facility located in Freedom, Pennsylvania:
|GREAT TO GO CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD||11.8 oz.||81571201542|
|GREAT TO GO CHICKEN BACON COBB SALAD||11.5 oz.||81571201541|
|GREAT TO GO CHEF SALAD||10.3 oz.||81571201545|
|GREAT TO GO GARDEN CHICKEN SALAD||10.7 oz.||81571201543|
|GREAT TO GO GARDEN SALAD WITH BALSAMIC||6 oz.||81571201504|
|GREAT TO GO GARDEN SALAD||1 each||81571201533|
|GIANT EAGLE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD||9.03 oz.||27746100000|
|GIANT EAGLE GREEK SALAD||8.87 oz.||26746100000|
|GIANT EAGLE GARDEN MEDLEY SALAD||10.32 oz.||20746100000|
|GIANT EAGLE STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH CANDIED PECANS||11.2 oz.||22657600000|
|GIANT EAGLE GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD||10.97 oz.||21746100000|
|GIANT EAGLE COBB SALAD||12.74 oz.||24746100000|
|GIANT EAGLE BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD||11.94 oz.||26681100000|
|GIANT EAGLE ITALIAN STYLE SALAD||10.97 oz.||23746100000|
|GIANT EAGLE CHEF SALAD||11.45 oz.||25746100000|
|LARGE GIANT EAGLE CAESAR SALAD FROM CATERING||1 each||25684200000|
|SMALL GIANT EAGLE CAESAR SALAD FROM CATERING||1 each||24684200000|
|LARGE GIANT EAGLE GARDEN SALAD FROM CATERING||1 each||23684300000|
|SMALL GIANT EAGLE GARDEN SALAD FROM CATERING||1 each||22684300000|
Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Multiple Items Prepared with Romaine Lettuce
|MARKET DISTRICT CAESAR SALAD||1 oz.||27593400000|
|MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD||14 oz.||28593400000|
|MARKET DISTRICT GREEK SALAD||17 oz.||24593500000|
|MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GARDEN SALAD WITH BALSAMIC||13 oz.||21593500000|
|MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GARDEN SALAD WITH RANCH||13 oz.||20593500000|
|MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD WITH BALSAMIC||17 oz.||23593500000|
|MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN GARDEN SALAD W RANCH||17 oz.||22593500000|
|MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN COBB SALAD||16 oz.||29593400000|
|MARKET DISTRICT CHICKEN SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS AND GRAPES||14 oz.||27681200000|
|GIANT EAGLE CAESAR SALAD WITH CREAMY CAESAR DRESSING||29.6 oz.||21757300000|
|GIANT EAGLE ITALIAN STYLE SALAD WITH ITALIAN DRESSING||26.56 oz.||21657600000|
|GIANT EAGLE GARDEN SALAD WITH RANCH DRESSING||28.16 oz.||25657600000|
|MARKET DISTRICT SANDWICH BOXED LUNCH||1 each||23657300000|
|MARKET DISTRICT SALAD BOXED LUNCH||1 each||24657300000|
|GIANT EAGLE BUFFALO CHICKEN WRAP WITH RANCH||9.9 oz||25092800000|
|MARKET DISTRICT COMBO BOXED LUNCH||1 each||25657300000|
|GIANT EAGLE BUFFALO CHICKEN WRAP||9.92 oz.||25681100000|
|MARKET DISTRICT BIG BOX LUNCH||1 each||26657300000|
Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District. Customers may also bring in the qualifying receipt to receive a refund on their purchase of the affected product.
For additional information about the recall, customers may visit GiantEagle.com/Product-Recall. Customers may also contact Giant Eagle Customer Care via GiantEagle.com/contact or at 1-800-553-2324. Giant Eagle's Customer Care service hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.
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