press release

July 11, 2016

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF BETTY CROCKER SUPER MOIST CAKE MIX

Landover, Md. (July 11, 2016) – Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it has removed from stores Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mixes that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix, UPC 1600040987 with Better if Used by Dates of 12APR2017 through 14APR2017; 28MAY2017 through 30MAY2017 and 07JUL2017 through 08JUL2017
  • Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix, UPC 160004099 with Better if Used by Dates of 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 28APR2017 and 23MAY2017 through 25MAY2017

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

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 General Mills at 1-800-230-8103. 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.