press release

December 28, 2014

Christopher Brand
[email protected]


Carlisle, PA – Following a voluntary recall by the C.F. Sauer Company, MARTIN’S Food Markets removed from sale certain Sauer’s spice products because they may contain peanut allergens that are not declared on the products’ labels. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Sauer’s Hot Chili Powder, 2.25 oz., UPC 5250000519
  • Sauer’s Barbeque Grill Seasoning, 3 oz., UPC 5250000504
  • Sauer’s Chili Powder, 2.25 oz., UPC 5250000518

MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call the C.F. Sauer Company at 1-888-723-0052. 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


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 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 and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.