press release

October 23, 2013

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF BAKED BEANS FROM THE DELI DEPARTMENT

Landover, Md. (October 23, 2013) – Giant Food of Landover, Md., upon notification from its supplier, Reser’s Fine Foods, announced it has removed from sale several varieties of its store packaged baked beans, found in the deli case, due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • BBQ Baked Beans with Beef (sold in full service deli case), UPC 24359000000, with sell by dates of October 15 – October 26, 2013
  • Baked Beans with Beef (sold in Deli To Go case), UPC 20738520000, with sell by dates of October 15 – October 26, 2013
  • Fresh BBQ Beans (sold in full service deli case), UPC 24110000000, with sell by dates of October 15 – October 26, 2013

Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses 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 Reser’s Fine Food at 1–888–257–7913 or Giant Customer Service at 1–888–469–4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at 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 155 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 77 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2012, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 55.2 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.