August 1, 2014
GIANT FOOD STORES & MARTIN’S FOOD MARKETS ALERT CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT MARY’S GONE CRACKERS SNACK ITEMS
Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale select Mary’s Gone Crackers snacks which may contain almond, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Mary’s Gone Crackers - Gluten Free, 6.5 oz., UPC 89758000010 with a sell by date of APR 01 2015 and a lot number of CK3999
- Mary’s Gone Crazy Sea Salt Sticks & Twigs Pretzels, 7.5 oz., UPC 89758000051 with a sell by date of JAN 01 2015 and a lot number of PR1433
GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds 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 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 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 Mary’s Gone Crackers at 888-258-1250. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT website at www.giantfoodstores.com or MARTIN’S website at www.martinsfoods.com.
Headquartered 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 31,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. The company was recognized for its leadership in the fight against hunger with the Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/giantfoodstores and facebook.com/martinsfoods.