press release

May 2, 2013

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ORVILLE REDENBACHER'S READY-TO-EAT KETTLE KORN

Landover, Md. (May 2, 2013) – Giant Food of Landover, Md., following a recall by ConAgra Foods, Inc., announced it removed from sale Orville Redenbacher’s Ready-To-Eat Kettle Korn due to undeclared milk, an allergen, on the ingredient label. Certain bags may have been inadvertently filled with white cheddar flavored popcorn which contains the milk allergen.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Orville Redenbacher’s Ready-To-Eat Kettle Korn, 5 oz., UPC 2700052321, with a Best By Date of SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013, or SEP 04 2013 and a Lot Code of 5486234100 or 5486234200 or 5486234300

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. This product is safe to consume for customers who do not suffer from a milk allergy. 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 ConAgra Foods customer service at 1-866-518-4177. In addition customers may call Giant 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 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.