October 29, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF GIANT BRAND PACKAGED CILANTRO
Landover, Md. (October 29, 2014) – Following a recall by Shenandoah Growers, Giant Food announced it removed from sale Giant brand packaged cilantro due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The following product is included in this recall:
- Giant packaged cilantro, 2.5 oz., UPC 68826703077, purchased on or after October 9, 2014
Giant Food 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 Food for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Shenandoah Growers at 844-524-3885. 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.