press release

December 17, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL UKROP’S GINGERBREAD MEN COOKIES

Carlisle, PA – MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC announced it removed from sale Ukrop’s Gingerbread Men Cookies because the item contains milk, an allergen, which is not declared on the list of ingredients. The product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Ukrop’s Gingerbread Man Cookies, 2 oz., UPC 72251591109, sell-by date between 11/8/12 and 12/16/12.

To date, MARTIN’S has received no reports of illness, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this project. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to 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 Ukrop’s customer service at 804-340-3000. In addition customers may call MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the MARTIN’S website at 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.

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