press release

September 22, 2015

Media Contact:
Samantha Krepps
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GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO HEALTH ALERT CONCERNING OVEN CRAVERS FROZEN, RAW STUFFED AND BREADED CHICKEN PRODUCTS

Carlisle, PA – Following a US Department of Agriculture Public Health Alert, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale select Oven Cravers frozen, raw stuffed and breaded chicken products due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:


  • Oven Cravers Chicken Parmesan, 10 oz., UPC 4542153140 with a best by date between October 29, 2016 and December 16, 2016 and an establishment number of “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection
  • Oven Cravers Chicken Cordon Bleu, 10 oz., UPC 4542141512 with a best by date between October 29, 2016 and December 16, 2016 and an establishment number of “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection
  • Oven Cravers Broccoli and Cheese Chicken, 10 oz., UPC 4542145512 with a best by date between October 29, 2016 and December 16, 2016 and an establishment number of “P-1358” inside the USDA mark of inspection

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.

Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information may call “Ask Karen”, the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854. 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.