press release

September 12, 2013

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

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF TALENTI® GELATO & SORBETTO TALENTI GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE GELATO

Landover, Md. (September 12, 2013) – Giant Food of Landover, Md., following a recall by Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto, announced it removed from sale Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato due to undeclared almond, an allergen, on the ingredient label.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Talenti German Chocolate Cake Gelato, 16 oz., UPC 18685200063, Best By Dates of 11/04/2014 M1, 11/24/2014 M1, and 11/24/2014 M2

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy. Customers with concerns should discard any unused portions or 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 Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto customer service at 612-455-8104. 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 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.