Spartan Stores recalls deli products

Spartan Stores is initiating a precautionary recall of certain deli products due to concerns of possible listeria monocytogenes contact.
Tribune Staff
Sep 13, 2012


This recall is the result of a routine surface swabbing conducted by the FDA, which resulted in positive samples of listeria monocytogenes, the Grand Rapids-based grocer said. No products have been identified as coming into contact with the listeria monocytogenes organism.

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. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled deli products were distributed to Family Fare, D&W Fresh Markets, Glen’s, VG’s and a limited number of independent supermarkets in Michigan. Spartan Stores has received no reports of illness associated with the consumption of these products.

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider immediately. All of the products involved in the recall should be discarded or returned for a full refund.

For a specific list of items, go to Spartan’s retail websites listed below or the courtesy desks at each store.

D&W Fresh Markets -

Family Fare – http://familyfare.spartanstores....

Glen’s –

VG’s –

Independent supermarkets -

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Spartan Stores’ Consumer Affairs at 800-451-8500 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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