press release

March 13, 2015

Contact:
Christopher Brand
717-240-1017
[email protected]

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF BADIA GROUND CUMIN

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Badia Spices, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Badia Ground Cumin products which may contain peanut, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Badia Ground Cumin, 2 oz., UPC 03384400007, lot number 116837 with a best by date of 7/2019
  • Badia Ground Cumin, 7 oz., UPC 03384400002, lot number 117151 with a best by date of 7/2019
  • Badia Ground Cumin, 16 oz., UPC 03384400516, lot number 116696 with a best by date of 7/2019

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts 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 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 Badia Spices at 305- 629-8000. 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

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 GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.