press release

May 8, 2013

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Krinos Foods, LLC, announced it removed from sale Tahini Sesame Paste due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Tahini Sesame Paste, UPC 7501328500, 16 oz., with EXP JAN 1-2014 up to and including EXP JUN 8-2014 and EXP OCT 16-2014 up to and including EXP MAR 15-2015 stamped on the lid of the container.

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 MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Krinos at 718-729¬9000. In addition customers may call MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the MARTIN’S website at


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 and Find us on Facebook at and