Giant Food Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of Mann Packing "Snacks On The Go With Celery, Carrots, Tomatoes"

Product recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

LANDOVER, Md., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following notification from its supplier, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is alerting customers to a voluntary recall of Mann Packing "Snacks on the Go with Celery, Carrots, Tomatoes" because the grape tomato ingredient may be contaminated with Salmonella. The following product with best if used by dates ranging from May 9, 2011May 16, 2011 is affected by this recall:

Mann Packing "Snacks On the Go with Celery, Carrots, Tomatoes", 8.75 oz., UPC 71651901501

To date, Giant Food has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should bring any unused portions or their purchase receipt to any store for a full refund.

Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers looking for additional information on the recall may call Mann Packing at 1-800-285-1002 or the Giant Food Customer Service line at 1-888-469-4426. For more information, consumers can visit our website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 177 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 177 stores are 162 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.

SOURCE Giant Food



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