press release

April 9, 2015

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SABRA CLASSIC HUMMUS

Landover, Md. (April 9, 2015) – Following a recall by The Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Sabra Classic Hummus products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Sabra Classic Hummus, 10 oz., UPC 4082201114; with a best before date of 2015 May 11 or 2015 May 15
  • Sabra Classic Hummus Six Pack, 17 oz., UPC 4082201749; with a best before date of 2015 May 11

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 Sabra consumer relations at 888-957- 2272. 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 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 www.giantfood.com.