press release

October 10, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT & MARTIN’S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF CASCADIAN FARM ORGANIC GRANOLA BARS

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by General Mills, announced it removed from sale Cascadian Farm Organic Peanut Butter Chip Granola Bars due to possible salmonella contamination in the peanut butter.

The following product with sell by dates of 01NOV2012 and 02NOV2012 is included in this recall:

  • Cascadian Farm Organic Peanut Butter Chip Granola Bars, UPC 2190814631, 7.4 oz.

To date, GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/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 General Mills customer service at 800-624-4123. 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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