press release

September 12, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT & MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF TALENTI® GELATO & SORBETTO

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto, announced it removed from sale Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato due to undeclared almond, an allergen, on the ingredient label.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato, 16 oz., UPC 18685200063, Best By Dates of 11/04/2014 M1, 11/24/2014 M1, and 11/24/2014 M2

GIANT/MARTIN’S have 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. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy. Customers with concerns 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 Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto customer service at 612-455-8104. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

9/12/13