press release

May 30, 2013

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

Landover, Md. (May 30, 2013) – Giant Food of Landover, Md., following a recall by Lightlife Foods, announced it removed from sale several varieties of its Lightlife Veggie Burgers due to undeclared milk, an allergen, on the ingredient label.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Lightlife Farmers Market Veggie Burgers, UPC 4345480525, 12 oz., with best if used by date of July 16, 2013 and July 30, 2013
  • Lightlife Kick n Black Bean Burgers, UPC 4345480526, 12 oz., with best if used by date of July 16, 2013 and July 30, 2013

Giant has received no reports of illness to date. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy, however, 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. 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 Lightlife Foods at (866) 484-9623. 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.