press release

October 28, 2015

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

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF HERR’S SOUR CREAM & ONION POTATO CHIP

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Herr’s Foods, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Herr’s Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips because the declaration of “Gluten Free” was inadvertently included on the front panel of the package. This product is not gluten free. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a gluten allergy or intolerance.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Herr’s Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chip, 1.875 oz., UPC 7260000061, with a product code of 122

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to gluten may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 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.

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 Herr’s at 800-344-3777. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at1-888-814-4268 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. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN’SGIANT or MARTIN'S websites.Find GIANT and MARTIN’S on Facebook and on Twitter GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.