Following notification from its manufacturer, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has recalled the following Stop & Shop Non Fat Dry Milk products:
– Stop and Shop Nonfat Dried Milk, 16 ounce size, UPC – 21120-00056, Code – FEB 0511S
– Stop and Shop Nonfat Dried Milk, 32 ounce size, UPC 21120-00052, Code – FEB 1211S
The items were removed from store shelves because they were produced with nonfat dried milk that is part of a national recall by Plainview Milk and may have been contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to any Stop & Shop for a full refund.
To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses associated with these products.
Salmonella is one of the most common bacterial food-borne illnesses, however it can be life-threatening, especially for those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours. Other symptoms can include chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
Stop & Shop recently also recalled its store-made ground beef – for more information about that recall, go to http://www.stopandshop.com/customer_service/product_recalls.htm?linkid=H
For more information about this recall or other concerns, call Stop & Shop’s corporate brands hotline at 1-877-846-9949, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Or call Stop & Shop’s Customer Service line at 1-800-767-7772, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Posted July 1, 2009