press release

October 28, 2016

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF CERTAIN BACK TO NATURE PRODUCTS

Landover, Md. (October 28, 2016) – Following a recall by Back to Nature Foods, LLC, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale certain Back to Nature products which may contain milk, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Back to Nature Chocolate Delight Granola, 11 oz, UPC 81989801201 with Best By Dates of 12/25/16 – 7/27/17
  • Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 9.5 oz., UPC 81989801100 with Best By Dates of 5/8/17 – 5/12/17
  • Back to Nature Mini Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 7.5 oz., UPC 81989801114 a Best by Date of 5/1/17

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk 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 these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Back to Nature’s Consumer Relations Center at 844-275-5845. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.