press release

June 3, 2016

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT CLIF BAR ITEMS

Landover, Md. (June 3, 2016) - Following a recall by Clif Bar & Company, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Clif Bar items due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Clif Bar - Sierra Trail Mix, 2.4 oz., UPC 72225216105 with a Lot Code Range of 05JUN16-24MAR17
  • Clif Bar - Sierra Trail Mix, 28.8 oz., UPC 72225236105 with a Lot Code Range of 05JUN16-24MAR17
  • Clif Bar - Nuts & Seeds, 2.4 oz., UPC 72225216101 with a Lot Code Range of 05JUN16-24MAR17
  • Clif Bar - Nuts & Seeds, 28.8 oz., UPC 72225236101 with a Lot Code Range of 05JUN16-24MAR17

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

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 Clif Bar & Company at 888-851-8456. 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