press release

November 12, 2014

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SALPICA BALLPARK NACHO & BLACK BEAN NACHO PRODUCTS

Landover, Md. (November 12, 2014) – Following a recall by Riba Foods, Inc., Giant Food announced it removed from sale Salpica Ballpark Nacho & Black Bean Nacho products due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Salpica Ballpark Nacho Sauce, 8 oz., UPC 60418332090 with best by dates of 9/12/14, 9/19/14, 10/8/14, 10/29/14 and 12/21/14
  • Salpica Ballpark Blackbean Nacho Sauce, 8 oz., UPC 60418332092 with best by dates of 9/12/14, 9/19/14, 10/8/14, 10/29/14 and 12/21/14

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 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 call Riba Foods at 800-327- 7422. 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 158 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.