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Supplier Recalls Meatball Items Sold Through Deli

 

Contact:
Consumer/Media:
Eric Blom
207-885-3132

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 10, 2012 - SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets today alerted customers to a recall issued by New Jersey-based Buona Vita Inc. of three meatball products, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The three products are all sold through the deli department: Homestyle Meatballs with Sauce, sold by the pound; Meatball Panini - cold, UPC # 941260723096; and Meatball Panini - hot, UPC # 94126072102.  Customers who purchased any of these products should not consume them, and may return the items to Hannaford for a full refund. Products subject to the recall have been removed from the shelves at Hannaford.

Buona Vita’s voluntary recall is part of a broader recall involving various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products produced by Buona Vita and sold to distributors nationwide.  The problem was discovered during microbiological testing by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.  No illnesses have been reported.

About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

 

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