Giant Food Stores on Friday announced it had removed a product from shelves after a recall by Veggie Patch.

Veggie Patch recalled its ultimate meatless burgers due to possible listeria contamination.

Listeria can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease, which includes several symptoms: high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as severe illiness in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, chemotherapy patients and people living with HIV.

The item at risk and included in the recall is the 9-ounce Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burger, with UPC 61012900211 and a sell-by date of Jan. 12, 2013.

Giant has received no reports of illness related to the item recalled, but it is advising customers to discard unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to the grocery store for a full refund, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Veggie Patch at 888-698-3444 or Giant's customer service line at 888-814-4268.


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