press release

June 1, 2016

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
717-240-1017
[email protected]

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT GOLD MEDAL PRODUCTS

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN'S Food Markets announced it removed from sale select Gold Medal products that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Gold Medal Wondra Quick Mixing Flour, 13.5 oz., UPC 1600018980 with Better if Used by Dates of 25FEB2017 through 30MAR2017
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 2 lb., UPC 1600010710 with Better if Used by Dates of 25MAY2017KC through 03JUN2017KC
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600010610 with Better if Used by Dates of 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC through 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600019610 with Better if Used by Dates of 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Customers who have purchased this product 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 General Mills at 1-866-896-4365. 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 working every day to help 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. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.