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 SUNCREST FARMS PORK SKINS

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by The Pork Rind Factory, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced they removed from sale Suncrest Pork Skins because the products may contain milk and soy, allergens that are not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk or soy allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Suncrest Farms Hot Pork Skins, 2.25 oz., UPC 70651700020, with use-by dates of 12/27/15 and 12/21/15
  • Suncrest Farms Salt & Pepper Pork Skins, 2.25 oz., UPC 70651700017, with use-by dates of 9/16/15, 01/12/15 and 02/15/16.

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy 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 this 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 The Pork Rind Factory at 800-761-5058 ext. 202. 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.