GIANT/MARTIN’S recalls Veggie Patch burgers

GIANT Food and MARTIN's are recalling veggie burgers with a sell by date of January 12, 2013.

The company says Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burgers may have been contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a natural bacteria that can cause an uncommon, but potentially fatal, disease.

Customers who purchased a 9 ounce package of burgers with a UPC of 61012900211 should throw them away and return to the store, with their receipt, for a refund.

GIANT and MARTIN'S have received no reports of illnesses from the burgers.

Though listeriosis is a seriously illness, healthy people rarely contract the disease. 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.

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