March 4, 2013
Giant Food of Landover, MD
GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF FOOD FOR LIFE BAKING COMPANY EZEKIEL 4:9 CEREAL
Landover, Md. (March 4, 2013) - Giant Food of Landover, Md., following a recall by Food for Life Baking Company, announced it removed from sale several varieties of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereals due to undeclared almond, an allergen, on the ingredient label.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal - Original, 16 oz, UPC 073472002550 , lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3512 and M3565
- Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal - Golden Flax, 16 oz, UPC 073472002568, lot numbers M3253, M3309, M3414, M3439, M3523, N0068 and N0165
- Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal - Cinnamon Raisin, 16 oz, UPC 073472002574, lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3328, M3425, M3512, M3527, M3537, N0045 and N0132
Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.
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.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Food for Life Baking Company customer service at 1-800-797-5090. In addition customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com for more information.
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 22,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation's capital on February 6, 1936. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.