press release

October 29, 2014

Contact:
Christopher Brand
717-240-1017
[email protected]

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF BELL AND EVANS GLUTEN FREE BREADED CHICKEN PRODUCTS

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Murry’s Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Bell & Evans gluten free breaded chicken products due to potential Staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Nuggets, 12 oz., UPC 3898527729, best by date of August 9, 2015


GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Staphylococcal enterotoxins are fast acting, sometimes causing gastrointestinal illness in as little as 30 minutes. Symptoms usually develop within one to six hours after eating contaminated food. Individuals typically experience several of the following: nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. The illness is usually mild and most people recover after one to three days.

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 Murry’s customer service at 717.273.9361. 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 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 and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.