press release

March 10, 2016

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
717-240-1017
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GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF WONDERFUL PISTACHIOS

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Wonderful Pistachios, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Wonderful Roasted No Salt Pistachios, 16 oz., UPC 1411391006 with best by dates of 2016 OCT 27 and lot codes of 1509123255901; 1509123256001 and 1509123255601
  • Wonderful Roasted Shelled Salted Pistachios, 6 oz., UPC 1411373406 with a best by date of 2016 OCT 26 and a lot code of 1509123260401 or a best by date of 2016 NOV 02 and a lot code of 1510123295301

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Wonderful Pistachios at 844-505-3844. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to helping its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN’S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.