March 3, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
January 16, 2014
Giant Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Popsicle Ice Pops
Landover, MD (March 3, 2014) – Following a recall by Unilever US, Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced it removed from sale Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape due to exposure to an undeclared allergen, milk, on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy.
The following product is included in this recall:
Popsicle Orange, Cherry & Grape Ice Pops, 20 count box, UPC 7756712130 with best before dates of:
Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk 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 Food for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Unilever at 877-270-7402. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at http://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 156 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.