press release

April 24, 2015

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

GIANT/MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF JAMBA AT HOME SMOOTHIE KITS

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Inventure Foods, Inc., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale select Jamba at Home Smoothie kits due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Jamba Mango A Go Go Smoothie, 8 oz., UPC 88403885099; with a best before date of 18 Mar 2016 and a lot code of 72644AH01 or a best before date of 17 Oct 2016 and a lot code of 71075AH01
  • Jamba Orange Dream Machine Smoothie, 8 oz., UPC 88403885168; with a best before date of 18 Mar 2016 and a lot code of 72644AH01 or a best before date of 17 Oct 2016 and a lot code of 71075AH01
  • Jamba Caribbean Passion Smoothie, 8 oz., UPC 88403885169; with a best before date of 18 Mar 2016 and a lot code of 72644AH01 or a best before date of 17 Oct 2016 and a lot code of 71075AH01
  • Jamba Green Fusion Smoothie, 8 oz., UPC 88403885102; with a best before date of 18 Mar 2016 and a lot code of 72644AH01 or a best before date of 17 Oct 2016 and a lot code of 71075AH01
  • Jamba Strawberries Wild Smoothie, 8 oz., UPC 88403885098; with a best before date of 18 Mar 2016 and a lot code of 72644AH01 or a best before date of 17 Oct 2016 and a lot code of 71075AH01

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

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 Inventure Foods at 800-279-2250. 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 33,000 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.