press release

February 12, 2015

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF NUTRISCA CHICKEN & CHICK PEA DOG FOOD

Landover, Md. (February 12, 2015) – Following a recall by Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Nutrisca Chicken & Chick Pea Dog Food due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Nutrisca Chicken & Chick Pea Dog Food, 4 lb., UPC 88424412495, with the following first five digits of the Lot Code and Best By Dates:
    • Lot Codes beginning with: 4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P and 4H06P
    • Best By Dates of: 7/28/16, 7/30/16, 7/31/16, 8/03/16, 8/04/16 and 8/05/16

Giant has received no reports of pet or human illnesses to date, but the product could be potentially harmful to dogs who ingest the product or to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Pet owners should thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with this product and clean any surfaces that were exposed.

Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial food borne 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. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

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 Nutrisca at 888-559-8833. 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.