Recall: GIANT/MARTIN'S Corn
On 2017-11-16, the FDA announced that GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets is conducting a recall on Corn due to possible contamination with listeria. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) GIANT/MARTIN'S during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 45 food recalls due to potential contamination, including hummus, tahini sauces, yogurt dips, more, guacamole and more. Additionally, there have been 73 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 23 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Because the region was not specified, it is assumed that this product was available nationwide.
Product Description: Corn
Brand Name(s): GIANT/MARTIN'S
Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes
Official Recall Date: 2017-11-15
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 11/15/2017, it was not published by the FDA until 11/16/2017.
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
GIANT/MARTIN'S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeriamonocytogenescan 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. Read More.
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