press release

February 19, 2014

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF EL MONTEREY STEAK & CHEESE TAQUITO

Carlisle, PA – Following notification by its supplier, Ruiz Food Products, Inc., GIANT Food Stores LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale El Monterey Steak & Cheese Taquitos as a result of the Rancho Feeding Corporation recall of meat products. The USDA announced a recall of Rancho Feeding Corporation meat products because they were produced without all required inspections.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • El Monterey Steak & Cheese Taquito, 28 oz., UPC 7100740389, with best if used by dates of:
    • May 5, 2014
    • May 17, 2014
    • May 20, 2014
    • May 22, 2014
    • June 7, 2014
    • October 8, 2014
    • October 11, 2014
    • October 16, 2014
    • October 21, 2014
    • December 12, 2014
  • GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. 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 Ruiz Foods Customer Line at 800-772-6474. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at www.GiantFoodStores.com or www.MartinsFoods.com.

    About GIANT/MARTIN’S

    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.

    2/19/14