press release

June 4, 2016

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Carlisle, PA. (June 5, 2016) - Following a recall by SunOpta, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Alpine Sunflower products and Store Brand Sunshine Mix tubs due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Alpine Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernel Tubs, 10.25 oz., UPC 2363741091 with best by dates between 06/04/16 – 05/31/17
  • Alpine Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernel Tubs, 10.25 oz., UPC 2363741090 with best by dates between 06/04/16 – 05/31/17
  • Store Brand Sunshine Mix Tub, 13 oz., UPC 68826704112 with best by dates between 03/04/16 – 02/28/17
  • Alpine Valley Oriental Delight purchased in the bulk bin section

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

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 SunOpta at 888-886-4428. 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.


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.