July 18, 2002
Price Chopper Has Recalled bulk imitation
Binghamton, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Price Chopper has
all bulk imitation
crabmeat from the service Seafood case. The product tested positive for
listeria monocytogenes in routine random sampling conducted by the New York
State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes
fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with
weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only
short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea,
abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and
stillbirths among pregnant women. There have been no reported illnesses
associated with this recall.
Customers may return any unused portions Price Chopper for a refund.
For further information, contact Mona J. Golub
Manager of Public Relations and Consumer Services at 518-379-1480.