press release

March 13, 2015

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Landover, Md. (March 13, 2015) – Following a recall by Badia Spices, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Badia Ground Cumin 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 product is included in this recall:

  • Badia Ground Cumin, 2 oz., UPC 03384400007, lot number 116837 with a best by date of 7/2019
  • Badia Ground Cumin, 7 oz., UPC 03384400002, lot number 117151 with a best by date of 7/2019
  • Badia Ground Cumin, 16 oz., UPC 03384400516, lot number 116696 with a best by date of 7/2019

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut 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 Badia Spices at 305-629-8000. 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

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit