Giant Food Stores, following recalls by General Mills and Clemmy's Ice Cream, announced it removed from sale Cascadian Farm Organic Peanut Butter Chip Granola Bars and Clemmy’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream due to possible salmonella contamination in the peanut butter.
To date, Giant has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of either product.
The following product is included in the General Mills recall:
- Cascadian Farm Organic Peanut Butter Chip Granola Bars, UPC 2190814631, 7.4 oz.
- Sell by dates of Nov. 1, 2012 and Nov. 2, 2012
The following product is included in the Clemmy's Ice Cream recall:
- Clemmy’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream, UPC 89450900231, 16 oz.
- Sell by dates of February 2013 through August 2014
These products should be thrown away or brought to any Giant. A full refund is available with a receipt of purchase.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.
The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
Salmonella infections can be life threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
For more information, call:
- Giant's customer service line at 1-888-814-4268
- General Mills customer service at 800-624-4123
- Clemmy’s customer service at 877-253-6698