press release

April 6, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
christopher.brand@ahold.com

GIANT & MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ODWALLA CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MONSTER BEVERAGE

VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ODWALLA CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MONSTER BEVERAGE

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Odwalla, Inc., announced it has removed from sale Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage. Some consumers who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts have reported severe allergic reactions after consumption. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution as the cause of the reactions has not yet been determined. The affected product has a use by date prior to and including 23 MAY 2012. The following product is included in this recall:

  • Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster, 12 oz., UPC 1405413509

Customers who have purchased the product 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 Odwalla customer service at 1-877-497-7755. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at (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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