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Giant Food Responds to Recall of Peanut Based Products

January 21, 2009

Recalled Products Removed and Updated Information Provided to Customers

LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Recently, salmonella contamination has caused many retailers to pull products containing peanut butter and peanut paste from their shelves. The Food & Drug Administration has traced the salmonella to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

Giant Food immediately removed all recalled products from our shelves including:

  • Keebler Cheese & Peanut Butter Crackers, 11.4 oz., UPC 0 30100 47324
  • Keebler Toast & Peanut Butter Crackers, 11.4 0z., UPC 0 30100 47357
  • Austin Cheese & Peanut Butter Crackers, 11.4 oz., UPC 0 79783 48801
  • Austin Toast & Peanut Butter Crackers, 11.4 oz., UPC 0 79783 48802
  • Little Debbie Toasted Peanut Butter Crackers, 7.44 oz., UPC 002430004163
  • Little Debbie Peanut Butter Cheese Crackers, 7.44 oz., UPC 002430004115
  • Zone Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, 1.76 oz., UPC 063810220101
  • Clif Bar Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Crunch, 2.4 oz., UPC 72225210130
  • Clif Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter, 2.4 oz., UPC 72225210120
  • Clif Z Bar Peanut Butter, 1.27 oz., UPC 72225219412
  • Clif Builder Bar Peanut Butter, 2.4 oz., UPC 72225260141
  • Clif Luna Bar Nuts Over Chocolate, 1.69 oz., UPC 72225210310
  • Clif Luna Bar Peanut Butter Cookie, 1.69 oz., UPC 72225210061
  • Clif Mojo Mountain Mix, 1.59 oz., UPC 72225210561
  • Clif Mojo Peanut Butter Pretzel,1.59 oz., UPC 72225212629
  • Clif Mojo Dipped Chocolate Peanut,1.59 oz., UPC 72225212630
  • Clif Mojo Dipped Peanut Butter & Jelly,1.59 oz., UPC 72225212631
  • Health Valley Granola Bars – Organic Peanut Crunch, 6.1 oz., 6 pack, UPC 0 35742 15483 4

Consumers should not consume these products and should discard them or may return them for a full refund.

“As a matter of precaution, we have also contacted all suppliers of Giant brand products that contain peanut butter or peanut paste,” said Andrea Astrachan, Consumer Advisor at Giant. “We have not had to recall any store brand products and as we have received confirmation from our

suppliers that store brand products are not implicated, we have updated our website with those product categories to ensure our customers are well informed.”

Giant Food is committed to the highest standards of food safety and continues to monitor the FDA investigation very closely. For updated information, customers may visit our customer service desks in stores, visit our website at giantfood.com or call our customer service toll free line, 1-888-

469-4426, M-F, 9 am-5pm.

Other resources include national supplier websites and FDA’s website, http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html

About Giant Food

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 182 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 21,000 associates. Included within the 182 stores are 163 full-service pharmacies. For more on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

    CONTACT:
    Jamie Miller
    Giant Food
    (301) 341-8776
    jmiller@giantofmaryland.com

SOURCE Landover, MD — Giant Food LLC


Source: newswire



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