press release

August 6, 2013

Judi Palmer Stop & Shop New England 617-774-4429 judi.palmer@stopandshop.com

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO RECALL OF CAPE COD SHELLFISH & SEAFOOD CO. OYSTERS AND CLAMS

(Quincy, MA) August 6, 2013 - Upon notification from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Aquaculture and Cape Cod Shellfish & Seafood Co. Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale several varieties of oysters and clams harvested from the Norwalk and Westport Connecticut waters between July 3, 2013 and August 2, 2013 due to the naturally occurring bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Oysters in shell sold individually, by the dozen and by the pound
  • Cherrystone clams 2lb bag, UPC 89054100202
  • Cherrystone clams sold individually, by the dozen and by the pound
  • Quohog clams sold individually, by the dozen and by the pound

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund. If a customer is unsure of the harvest area because packaging has been discarded or is unknown please return for a full refund.

Symptoms of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection include diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills. Symptoms usually appear 12–24 hours after eating contaminated shellfish, and can last two to seven days. Vibrio infections can be life–threatening for immune–compromised people or those with chronic liver disease.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Cape Code Shellfish & Seafood Co. at 617.423.1555. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop customer service at 1–800–767–7772 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.