press release

June 26th, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF GIANT FOOD HONEY WHEAT BREAD

Landover, MD – Following a recall by Schmidt Baking Company, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Giant Food Honey Wheat Bread which may contain milk, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Giant Food Honey Wheat Bread, 24 oz., UPC 688267124518, with best by dates between May 18, 2015 – June 25, 2015

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk 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 Schmidt Baking Company at 866-498-2253, Option 1. 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/