press release

May 2, 2013

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT & MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ORVILLE REDENBACHERS KETTLE KORN

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by ConAgra Foods, Inc., announced it removed from sale Orville Redenbachers Ready-To-Eat Kettle Korn due to undeclared milk, an allergen, on the ingredient label. Certain bags may have been inadvertently filled with white cheddar flavored popcorn which contains the milk allergen.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Orville Redenbacher Ready-To-Eat Kettle Korn, 5 oz., UPC 2700052321, with a Best By Date of SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013, or SEP 04 2013 and a Lot Code of 5486234100 or 5486234200 or 5486234300

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. This product is safe to consume for customers who do not suffer from a milk allergy. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

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.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call ConAgra Foods customer service at 1-866-518-4177. 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

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, GIANT/MARTIN’S, headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 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.

5/2/13