press release

September 11, 2015

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
717-240-1017
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GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF APPEELING FRUIT APPLE SLICES

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Appeeling Fruit Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Appeeling’s precut apple slices due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Appeeling Green Apple Slices, 12 oz., UPC 5832400950 with a best if used by date of 9/21/2015
  • Appeeling Red Apple Slices, convenience pack of 8, 2 oz. sized bags, UPC 5832408400 with a best if used by date of 9/21/2015
  • Appeeling Red Apple Slices, 12 oz., UPC 5832400900 with a best if used by date of 9/12/2015

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

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 Appeeling Fruit at 1-866-873-0468. 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


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. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.