press release

December 20, 2014

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO RECALL OF CHILI SEASONING KITS DUE TO UNDECLARED PEANUT AND ALMOND ALLERGENS

Landover, Md. (December 20, 2014) – Following a recall by Reily Foods Co., Giant Food removed from sale certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits because they may contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut or almond allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Carroll Shelby Chili Mix, 4 oz., UPC 7239610000
  • Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili, 3 oz, UPC 7239610019
  • Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Kit, 3.625 oz., UPC 7109200069
  • Wick Fowler False Alarm Chili Kit, 3.25 oz., UPC 710920011

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or almonds 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 Reily Foods at 1-800-535- 1961 or visit www.reilyfoods.com for more information. 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.