Giant Eagle recalls pasta salad after possible listeria and salmonella contamination

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Giant Eagle – Smokey Mozzarella Pasta Salad Recall

Giant Eagle has voluntarily recalled smokey mozzarella pasta salad which is sold in the prepared foods departments in its stores in Ohio and western Pa.

The recall is in response to a notification from Giant Eagle’s supply partner, A.S.K Foods, Inc. regarding potential Listeria monocytogenes and salmonella contamination related to the red pepper in the salad. 

The recall includes salads with the date of October 17, 2018, or after. As of now, there are no reported illnesses among Giant Eagle customers.

The affected product can be identified with a PLU of 76578. Additional product was also sold in the in-store salad bar.

Anyone who has purchased this item is urged to dispose of it. 

Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. 

Some symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and a fever anywhere between 12 to 72 hours after consumption. This illness can last between four to seven days.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

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

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