press release

March 24, 2016

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
717-240-1017
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GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SPECIFIC GERBER ORGANIC 2ND FOODS POUCHES BY GERBER PRODUCTS COMPANY

Carlisle, PA – Following a voluntary recall by Gerber Products Company, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale specific organic pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage during transport and handling.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches -Pears Carrots & Peas, 3.5 oz. pouch, UPC 15000074319; Batch 51945335XX with a best by date of July 12, 2016 and Batch 51955335XX with a best by date of July 13, 2016
  • GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches- Carrots, Apples & Mangoes, 3.5 oz. pouch, UPC 15000074395; Batch 51955335XX with a best by date of July 13, 2016 and Batch 51965335XX with a best by date of July 14, 2016

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 Gerber Parents Resource Center at
800-706-0556. 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.