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:

ProductPackage SizeUPC
GREAT TO GO CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD11.8 oz.81571201542
GREAT TO GO CHICKEN BACON COBB SALAD11.5 oz.81571201541
GREAT TO GO CHEF SALAD10.3 oz.81571201545
GREAT TO GO GARDEN CHICKEN SALAD10.7 oz.81571201543
GREAT TO GO GARDEN SALAD WITH BALSAMIC6 oz.81571201504
GREAT TO GO GARDEN SALAD1 each81571201533
GIANT EAGLE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD9.03 oz.27746100000
GIANT EAGLE GREEK SALAD8.87 oz.26746100000
GIANT EAGLE GARDEN MEDLEY SALAD10.32 oz.20746100000
GIANT EAGLE STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH CANDIED PECANS11.2 oz.22657600000
GIANT EAGLE GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD10.97 oz.21746100000
GIANT EAGLE COBB SALAD12.74 oz.24746100000
GIANT EAGLE BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD11.94 oz.26681100000
GIANT EAGLE ITALIAN STYLE SALAD10.97 oz.23746100000
GIANT EAGLE CHEF SALAD11.45 oz.25746100000
LARGE GIANT EAGLE CAESAR SALAD FROM CATERING1 each25684200000
SMALL GIANT EAGLE CAESAR SALAD FROM CATERING1 each24684200000
LARGE GIANT EAGLE GARDEN SALAD FROM CATERING1 each23684300000
SMALL GIANT EAGLE GARDEN SALAD FROM CATERING1 each22684300000

Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Multiple Items Prepared with Romaine Lettuce
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Product UPC
MARKET DISTRICT CAESAR SALAD1 oz.27593400000
MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD14 oz.28593400000
MARKET DISTRICT GREEK SALAD17 oz.24593500000
MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GARDEN SALAD WITH BALSAMIC13 oz.21593500000
MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GARDEN SALAD WITH RANCH13 oz.20593500000
MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD WITH BALSAMIC17 oz.23593500000
MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN GARDEN SALAD W RANCH17 oz.22593500000
MARKET DISTRICT GRAB AND GO GRILLED CHICKEN COBB SALAD16 oz.29593400000
MARKET DISTRICT CHICKEN SALAD WITH CANDIED WALNUTS AND GRAPES14 oz.27681200000
GIANT EAGLE CAESAR SALAD WITH CREAMY CAESAR DRESSING29.6 oz.21757300000
GIANT EAGLE ITALIAN STYLE SALAD WITH ITALIAN DRESSING26.56 oz.21657600000
GIANT EAGLE GARDEN SALAD WITH RANCH DRESSING28.16 oz.25657600000
MARKET DISTRICT SANDWICH BOXED LUNCH1 each23657300000
MARKET DISTRICT SALAD BOXED LUNCH1 each24657300000
GIANT EAGLE BUFFALO CHICKEN WRAP WITH RANCH9.9 oz25092800000
MARKET DISTRICT COMBO BOXED LUNCH1 each25657300000
GIANT EAGLE BUFFALO CHICKEN WRAP9.92 oz.25681100000
MARKET DISTRICT BIG BOX LUNCH1 each26657300000

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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