Stop & Shop supermarket chain pulls veggie burgers after recall

Following a recall by Morningstar Farms, Stop & Shop supermarkets are removing from sale MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers that may contain peanut, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label.

This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

— MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers, 18.9 oz., UPC 2898971750, with a Better if Used Before Date of "APR14 16" to "JUN30 16"

— MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers, 9.5 oz., UPC 2898939207, with a Better if Used Before Date of "APR14 16" to "JUN30 16"

Full refund being offered

Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt for a full refund to Stop & Shop, including the one at 898 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call MorningStar Farms at 800-962-0120. For more information customers also may call Stop & Shop customer service at 800-767-7772  or go to

No reported illnesses so far

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers.

Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.

About Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. operates a store on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, which is one of 395 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

The Massachusetts-based supermarket company has about 59,000 employees.