April 8, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
April 8, 2014
Giant Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Frontier and Simply Organic Brand Peppercorns
Landover, Md. (April 8, 2014) –Following a recall by Frontier Natural Products Co-Op, Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced it removed from sale select varieties of organic peppercorns due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Frontier Peppercorns Black Whole organic, 2.12 oz., UPC 8983618435, lot codes 3246 and 3288
- Simply Organic Black Pepper Whole organic, 2.65 oz., UPC 8983618524, lot codes 3221 and 3262
Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne 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.
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 Frontier Customer Service at 1-800-669-3275, option #3. 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
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 77 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2012, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 55.2 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.