press release

December 10, 2016

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF CERTAIN EARTH BALANCE VEGAN MAC & CHEESE PRODUCTS

Landover, Md. (NDecember 10, 2016) – Following a recall by Boulder Brands, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale certain Earth Balance Vegan Mac & Cheese products which may contain a dairy allergen. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from dairy allergies.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese, 6 oz., UPC 3377608050 with expiration dates in 2017
  • Earth Balance Vegan White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese, 6 oz., UPC 3377608052 with expiration dates in 2017

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy products 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 Boulder Brands at 888-299-7646. 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.