press release

July 3, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD STORES & MARTIN’S FOOD MARKETS ALERT CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF PEDIGREE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CANNED DOG FOOD PRODUCTS

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Mars Petcare US, announced it removed from sale Pedigree weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.

The following product, with a best before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014, is included in this recall:

  • Pedigree – Weight Management Meat Ground Beef & Liver Dinner, 13.2 oz., UPC 2310001913

Affected product may contain small pieces of blue plastic which entered the food during the production process. While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, no injury or illness associated with the affected product has been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Mars Petcare US at 1- 877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com/update. 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 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.

7/3/2012