press release

October 13, 2015

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Samantha Krepps
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GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF OCEAN’S HALO ORGANIC SEAWEED CHIP

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by New Frontier Foods, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Ocean’s Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips which may contain wheat, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Ocean’s Halo Organic Seaweed Chip, Sea Salt, 2.5 oz., UPC 85189900517, lot numbers 082416, 091416, 091516 and 091616
  • Ocean’s Halo Organic Seaweed Chip, Chili Lime, 2.5 oz., UPC 85189900519, lot number 091716

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he 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 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 on the recall may call New Frontier Foods at 888-767-2035. 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 helping 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 GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.