New Castle News

October 30, 2013

Giant Eagle issues multiple food recalls

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Giant Eagle has implemented a voluntary recall of some products from Reser’s Fine Foods over concerns of Listeria contamination.

These include diced summer slaw, diced summer salad and several grab-and-go combo meals that may include diced summer slaw.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people or those with compromised immune systems. It also can cause stillbirths and miscarriages.

The grab-and-go combo meals include barbecue half-chicken combo, two-piece dark chicken combo, parmesan-crusted chicken combo and chicken breast and wing combo. All affected items were sold in the prepared foods department, either behind the counter or out of the grab-and-go case with sell-by dates between Oct. 13 and 29.

Also, the grocery store chain is recalling a candy corn mix packaged by George J. Howe Co. under the Candy Place brand.

The candy contained undeclared allergens that may cause serious reactions to consumers with certain food allergies. The candy corn mix was mistakenly packaged with a trail mix that contains peanut, milk, soy and egg allergens. The product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to these allergens.

The affected product is packaged in 13-ounce clear plastic containers with the UPC code 3003406974 and a sell-by date of April 8, 2014.

Consumers may return affected product to any Giant Eagle supermarket location for a full refund.

Those with questions may call Giant Eagle customer care at (800) 553-2324 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.