press release

March 4, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT & MARTIN’S ALERT CUSTOMERS TO RECALL OF FOOD FOR LIFE BAKING COMPANY EZEKIEL 4:9 CEREAL

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Food for Life Baking Company, announced it removed from sale several varieties of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereals due to undeclared almond, an allergen, on the ingredient label.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal – Original, 16 oz, UPC 073472002550, lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3512 and M3565
  • Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal – Golden Flax, 16 oz, UPC 073472002568, lot numbers M3253, M3309, M3414, M3439, M3523, N0068 and N0165
  • Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal – Cinnamon Raisin, 16 oz, UPC 073472002574, lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3328, M3425, M3512, M3527, M3537, N0045 and N0132

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

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.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Food for Life Baking Company customer service at 1-800-797-5090. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at www.GiantFoodStores.com or www.MartinsFoods.com.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods.

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