press release

July 17, 2015

Contact:
Samantha Krepps
717-240-1017
samantha.krepps@giantmartins.com

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF BELL & EVANS GLUTEN FREE BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS

Carlisle, PA (July 16, 2015) Following a recall by Murry’s, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets today announced it removed from sale Bell & Evans GLUTEN FREE Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets due to potential Staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:


  • Bell & Evans GLUTEN FREE Breaded Chicken Nuggets, 12 oz., UPC 738985277291 with a best by date of 03/25/16

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Staphylococcal entertotoxins are fast acting, sometimes causing illness in as little as 30 minutes. Symptoms usually develop within one to six hours after eating contaminated food. The most common manifestations of Staphylococcal food poisoning are nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. The illness is usually mild and most patients recover after one to three 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 Murry’s Customer Service at 800-638-0215. 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

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 GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.