Spartan Stores conduct voluntary recall after routine tests show positive for listeria

Spartan Stores is initiating a precautionary recall of certain deli products, many containing fresh-cut produce, due to concerns of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contact.

This recall is the result of a routine surface swabbing conducted by the FDA which resulted in positive samples of Listeria monocytogenes.

No products have been identified as coming into contact with the Listeria monocytogenes organism.

The deli products were distributed to Family Fare, D&W Fresh Markets, Glen's, VG's and a limited number of independent supermarkets in Michigan. Spartan Stores has received no reports of illness associated with the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider immediately. All of the products involved in the recall should be discarded or returned for a full refund.

For a specific list of items go to Spartan’s retail websites listed below or the courtesy desks at each store.

Family Fare –

D&W Fresh Markets -

Glen's –

VG's –

Independent supermarkets -

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Spartan Stores' Consumer Affairs at 1-800-451-8500 from 8 am to 5 pm EST.

Originally posted Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012

Tags: food safety, listeria, recall