press release

March 10, 2016

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF WONDERFUL PISTACHIOS

Landover, Md. (March 10, 2016) – Following a recall by Wonderful Pistachios, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Wonderful Roasted no Salt Pistachios, 16 oz., UPC 1411391006 with best by dates of 2016 OCT 27 and lot codes of 1509123255901; 1509123256001 and 1509123255601
  • Wonderful Roasted Shelled Salted Pistachios, 6 oz., UPC 1411373406 with a best by date of 2016 OCT 26 and a lot code of 1509123260401 or a best by date of 2016 NOV 02 and a lot code of 1510123295301

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 Wonderful Pistachios at 844-505-3844. 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 of Landover, Md.

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.