LANDOVER, Md., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a recall by KIND Healthy Snacks, Giant Food announced it removed from sale KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt bars because they may contain peanut protein, an allergen that is not declared on the ingredient list. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut protein allergy.
The following products are included in this recall:
- KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt Bars, 6.2 oz., UPC 60265218401 located on box of 5 bars
- KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt Bars, 1.2 oz., UPC 60265218101 located on individual bars
Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut protein may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. 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.
Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant Food for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call KIND Healthy Snacks at 855-884-5463 or email the company at email@example.com. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at 1-888-469-4426 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 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 156 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 78 years ago. The company's core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant's monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation's capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit http://www.giantfood.com/
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