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Jamie Miller
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GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF OCEAN’S HALO ORGANIC SEAWEED CHIP

Landover, Md. (October 13, 2015) – Following a recall by New Frontier Foods, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Ocean’s Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips which may contain wheat, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Ocean’s Halo Organic Seaweed Chip, Sea Salt, 2.5 oz., UPC 85189900517, lot numbers 082416, 091416, 091516 and 091616
  • Ocean’s Halo Organic Seaweed Chip, Chili Lime, 2.5 oz., UPC 85189900519, lot number 091716

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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 these products 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 New Frontier Foods at 888-767-2035. 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 giantfood.com