press release

May 23, 2014

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by KIND Healthy Snacks, GIANT/MARTIN’S announced it removed from sale KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt bars because they may contain peanut protein, an allergen that is not declared on the ingredient list. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut protein allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt Bars, 6.2 oz., UPC 60265218401 located on box of 5 bars
  • KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt Bars, 1.2 oz., UPC 60265218101 located on individual bars

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut protein 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 the 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 KIND Healthy Snacks at 855-884-5463 or email the company at [email protected]. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1.888.814.4268 for more information. Customers can also visit and

About GIANT/MARTIN’S Headquartered 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 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 fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit and Find us on Facebook at and