press release

September 25, 2014

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SOUPMAN LOBSTER BISQUE

Landover, Md. (September 25, 2014) – Following a recall by The Original Soupman, Giant Food announced it removed from sale Soupman Lobster Bisque which may contain shrimp, perch and tilapia, allergens that are not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from shrimp, perch or tilapia allergies.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Soupman Lobster Bisque, 17 oz., UPC 85135400026, with lot numbers of:
    • 0314435801
    • 0411435801
    • 0523435801
    • 0709435803
    • 0822435801
    • 0709435802
    • 0821435801

Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp, perch or tilapia 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 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 The Original Soupman at 646-722-6668. In addition customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 158 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.