press release

June 8, 2016

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT ROLD GOLD PRETZEL ITEMS

Landover, Md. (June 7, 2016) – Following a recall by Frito Lay, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Rold Gold pretzel products that may contain peanut residue, which is not included in the ingredient list.

These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy. The Food and Drug Administration advises consumers with severe peanut allergies to avoid the recalled products because of peanut residue in these products. The amount of peanut exposure from use of the recalled products is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers.

The following products with a “guaranteed fresh” date ranging from June 28, 2016 – August 23, 2016 and a 9 digit manufacturing code that includes the numbers “32” in the second and third position (i.e. x32xxxxxx) are included in this recall:

  • old Gold Pretzel Thins Original, 16 oz., UPC 2840004767
  • Rold Gold Pretzel Thins Original, 4 oz., UPC 2840043617
  • Rold Gold Pretzel Sticks Original, 16 oz., UPC 2840004770
  • Rold Gold Pretzel Tiny Twists Original, 16 oz., UPC 2840004768
  • Rold Gold Pretzel Braided Honey Wheat, 10 oz., UPC 2840002333

The following products with “use by” dates ranging from June 14 – August 9, 2016 and an 11 digit manufacturing code that includes a letter combination of AM, TO, QH, QC or SW in the second and third position (i.e. xAMxxxxxxxx) are also included in this recall:

  • Baked & Popped Mix Variety Pack 20 ct., 16.875 oz., UPC 2840026499
  • Fun Times Mix 32 ct., 30.375 oz., UPC 2840057605
  • SunChips & Rold Gold Mix 20 ct., 20 oz., UPC 2840026498

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 this product 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 Frito Lay at 888-256-3090. 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.