Giant recalls frozen sweet corn for potential contamination

Staff report

Packages of frozen corn are being pulled from the shelves at Giant Food Stores following a recall for potential listeria contamination. 


Sixteen-ounce packages of Giant-brand frozen whole-kernel sweet corn, with UPC 68826700676 and best-by date of October 2019, have been removed from sale, according a news release from the grocery-store chain.

Listeria contamination can cause listeriosis, an uncommon disease that can cause high fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea, according to the release.

Listeriosis rarely affects healthy people, but pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with weak immune systems are more susceptible to the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Customers who purchased the product should throw away any unused portions and bring their receipts to Giant stores for a full refund. No illnesses from the recalled products have been reported, according to the release.