press release

November 16, 2016

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT 4C GRATED CHEESES

Landover, Md. (November 16, 2016) – Following a recall by 4C Foods Corp, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select 4C grated cheese products due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • 4C All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138733126 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018
  • 4C All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138737126 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018
  • 4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138732790 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018
  • 4C HomeStyle All Natural Parmesan/Romano Grated Cheese, 6 oz, UPC 4138711627 with Best By dates between November 12, 2016 and November 12, 2018

Giant 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 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 4C Foods Corp at 866-969-1920. 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.