press release

November 12, 2012

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

Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Frito-Lay GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Créme Cookies

Landover, Md. (November 12, 2012) – Giant Food of Landover, Md., following a recall by Frito-Lay, announced it removed from sale GRANDMA’S peanut butter sandwich crème cookies due to undeclared milk and egg on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk or egg allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • GRANDMA’S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies, UPC 2840000153, 3.025 oz., with a sell-by date of May 21, 2013 or earlier

To date, Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and 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 Frito-Lay consumer relations at (877) 650-3479. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 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 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 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.