press release

March 23, 2015

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF AMY’S KITCHEN FROZEN FOOD ITEMS

Landover, MD – Following a recall by Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Amy’s Kitchen frozen food items due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, 10 oz., UPC 4227200085; lot number 10-A305
  • Garden Vegetable Lasagna, 10.3 oz., UPC 4227200041; lot numbers 30-B025 and 30-C095
  • Gluten Free Tofu Scramble Breakfast Wrap, 5.5 oz., UPC 4227200807; lot numbers 30-A265 and 30-B025
  • Spinach Pizza, 14 oz., UPC 4227200102; lot numbers 30-A285 and 30-B105
  • Tofu Scramble, 9 oz., UPC 4227200054; lot number 10-A305
  • Vegetable Lasagna, 9.5 oz., UPC 4227200032; lot numbers 30-A215, 30-A305, 30-B115, 30-C045

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

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 Amy’s Kitchen at 707-781-7535.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 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 opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 78 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit http://www.giantfood.com/