press release

October 1, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Dale & Thomas Indiana White Cheddar Popcorn

Landover, Md. (October 1, 2012) - Giant Food of Landover, Md., following a recall by Dale & Thomas, announced it removed from sale ready-to-eat bags of natural salty snacks Indiana white cheddar popcorn due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

The following product, with all sell by dates, is included in this recall:

  • Dale & Thomas natural salty snacks Indiana white cheddar popcorn, UPC 84357100078, 9 oz.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant Food for a full refund.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Dale & Thomas customer service at (866) 940-7936. 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 website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 171 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 171 stores are 157 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.