press release

October 1, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT & MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DALE & THOMAS INDIANA WHITE CHEDDAR POPCORN

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Dale & Thomas, announced it removed from sale ready-to-eat bags of Indiana white cheddar popcorn due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

The following product, with all sell by dates, is included in this recall:

  • Dale & Thomas Indiana white cheddar popcorn, UPC 84357100078, 9 oz.

No illnesses have been reported 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.

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.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Dale & Thomas customer service at 1-866-940-7936. 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 is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia with more than 180 stores, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing over 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. GIANT/MARTIN’S was awarded the 2010 Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. 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.

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