press release

January 10, 2017

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF HOLIDAY WHITE PEPPERMINT HOSTESS TWINKIES

Landover, Md. (January 10, 2017) – Following a recall by Hostess Brands, LLC, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies, 9 pack, UPC 888109111571

Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses to date. 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 who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant Food for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Hostess Brands at 800-483-7253. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food, LLC

Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.