press release

December 20, 2014

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

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO RECALL OF CHILI SEASONING KITS DUE TO UNDECLARED PEANUT AND ALMOND ALLERGENS

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Reily Foods Co., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets removed from sale certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits because they may contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut or almond allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Carroll Shelby Chili Mix, 4 oz., UPC 7239610000
  • Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili, 3 oz., UPC 7239610019
  • Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Kit, 3.625 oz., UPC 7109200069
  • Wick Fowler False Alarm Chili Kit, 3.25 oz., UPC 710920011

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or almonds 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 Reily Foods at 1-800-535-1961 or visit www.reilyfoods.com for more information. 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.