press release

October 01, 2012

Suzi Robinson
Stop & Shop New England
617-276-7756
suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro
914-251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Dale & Thomas Indiana white cheddar popcorn

Quincy, MA and Purchase, NY (October 1, 2012) - The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Dale & Thomas, announced it removed from sale ready?to?eat bags of natural salty snacks Indiana white cheddar popcorn due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

The following product, with all sell by dates, is included in this recall:

  • Dale & Thomas natural salty snacks Indiana white cheddar popcorn, UPC 84357100078, 9 oz.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Dale & Thomas customer service at 1?866?940?7936. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at (800) 767?7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness - with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com and www.facebook.com/stopandshop.