January 16, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT GARDEN LITES PRODUCTS
Landover, Md. (January 16, 2015) – Following a recall by Classic Cooking LLC, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Garden Lites products which may contain peanut, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Garden Lites Southwestern Souffle, 7 oz., UPC 70486301720, with an expiration date of 4/5/2016, 5/18/2016 or 5/19/2016
- Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt, 7 oz., UPC 70486301726, with an expiration date of 4/26/2016
Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 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 Classic Cooking at 718- 439-0200 x627. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 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 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.