press release

October 11, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
christopher.brand@giantmartins.com

GIANT & MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF TYSON BONELESS CHICKEN WYNGZ

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Tyson Foods Inc., announced it removed from sale two varieties of its boneless chicken wyngz due to undeclared milk, egg, and soy on the ingredient label.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Tyson Boneless Chicken Wyngz Buffalo Style, UPC 2370001405, 25.5 oz, with best by dates of August 7, 2013 and August 8, 2013
  • Tyson Boneless Chicken Wyngz Honey BBQ Flavored, UPC 2370001493, 25.5 oz., with best by dates of August 7, 2013 and August 8, 2013

To date, GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, eggs, or soy may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This product is safe to consume for customers who do not suffer from a milk, egg or soy allergy. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and 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 Tyson customer service at 866-328-3156. 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

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia with more than 180 stores, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing over 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was awarded the 2010 Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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.

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