LANDOVER, Md. (WUSA) - After the announcement of a recall by Late July Organic Snacks, Giant food has removed organic mini peanut butter sandwich crackers from its shelves due to possible salmonella contamination in the peanut butter, the company announced on Friday.
The following products, with sell by dates of May 19, 2013 through July 11, 2013, are included in the recall:
• Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, UPC 89044400070, 5 oz.
• Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, UPC 89044400071, 1.125 oz.
• Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, UPC 89044400072, 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 Giant Food for a full refund.
Food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, a common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and those with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
The most common signs of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
For additional information on the recall, customers can call Late July Organic Snacks at (888) 857-6225, or call Giant Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Customers can also visit the Giant website at www.giantfood.com.