February 20, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
Giant Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Newman's Own Salsa Con Queso
Landover, MD (February 20, 2014) – Following a recall by Newman’s Own, Inc., Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced it removed from sale Newman’s Own Salsa Con Queso due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy.
The following product is included in this recall:
- Newman’s Own Salsa Con Queso, 16 oz., UPC 2066200353 with use by dates of:
- March 28, 2015
- April 28, 2015
- May 28, 2015
- June 28, 2015
- July 28, 2015
- August 28, 2015
Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat 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 the 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 Newman’s Own at 800-277- 4424. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at 1-888-469-4426 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 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 156 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.