Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Product Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
The following notification from its supplier, GIANT Food Stores and MARTINíS Food
Markets announced a voluntary recall of GIANT Brand Frozen Spinach & Artichoke Dip. The
product was removed from sale due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The following product was removed from sale:
Giant Brand Frozen Dip Spinach & Artichoke UPC# 68826702988 in 8oz. size
To date, GIANT and MARTINíS have received no reports of illness associated with ingestion of
this product. Out of an abundance of caution, this action is taking place in the event customers
do not cook the product to an internal temperature of 165įF, which is advised in the cooking
instructions. Customers who purchased this product should discard it and bring their purchase
receipt to any store for a full refund.
Customers looking for additional information may call the Corporate Brands toll free line at 1-
877-846-9949 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST).
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy
people rarely contract listeriosis. Symptoms of listeriosis can be 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.
The Giant-Carlisle Division of Ahold USA, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is a leading
supermarket chain in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia with grocery stores
operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTINíS Food Markets. GIANT and
MARTINíS are proud to work with hundreds of local organizations in the communities they serve
and have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for
children. For more information, visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com.