Some breaking news to pass along to you concerning one of our favorite supermarket chains here in New England, Stop & Shop.

Western Mass News is reporting that Stop & Shop issued a statement on Wednesday announcing a recall of two of its store-brand mini muffins. Apparently, the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and the elderly. According to the Food & Drug Administration, it can pretty much affect anyone that has a weakened immune system.

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The recall affects selected stores throughout New England, including Massachusetts. This recall specifically includes the following products:

  • Stop & Shop, mini muffin blueberry, 12 count, 12 ounces, UPC number 216055 003990 and lot codes GBF1C, GBM1C.
  • Stop & Shop, mini corn muffins, 12 count, 12 ounces, UPC number 216053 003992 and lot codes GBM1C, GCD1C, GCK1C.

Anyone with the impacted products is strongly advised to throw them away or bring them back for a full refund. Better yet, if you still have the receipt, discard the unused portion and just bring the receipt to the store. You can also call Customer Service at 1 (800) 767-7772.

By the way, Stop & Shop is not the only company that has been impacted by concerns over Listeria. Certain products that are sold at 7-Eleven stores and Walmart stores are being recalled, as well.

For more information from the US FDA, click here. For more on the story, visit Western Mass News' website here.

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