press release

January 23, 2016

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
717-240-1017
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GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT BUMBLE BEE TUNA ITEMS

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Bumble Bee Seafoods, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale certain canned Chunk Light tuna products due to problems with the sterilization process. These products could have bacteria or other pathogens that could result in life threatening illness if consumed.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz., UPC 8660000020 with best by dates of 02/10/2019, 02/16/2019, 02/17/2019, 02/18/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/23/2019 or 02/25/2019
  • Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water 4 pack, 5 oz., UPC 8660000736 with best by dates of 02/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 02/22/2019, 02/29/2019

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date.

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 Bumble Bee Consumer Affairs at 888-820-1947. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

GIANT/MARTIN’S is committed to working every day to help its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 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 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN’S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.