press release

August 27, 2012

Contact:
Christopher Brand
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD STORES AND MARTIN’S FOOD MARKETS ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF DANIELLA MANGOS

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a voluntary recall by Splendid Products, announced it removed from sale Daniella mangos due to possible salmonella contamination.

The following product, purchased between July 12 and August 24, 2012 is included in this recall:

  • Daniella mangos, PLU 4959

GIANT/MARTIN’S is aware of illnesses reported in Canada and are associated with this recall. 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.

Customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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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