Food Recalls (FDA)

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Published on Friday, 01 November 2013 18:12

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Recall -- Firm Press Release FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Giant Eagle Issues Press on Two Ongoing Recalls Involving Slaw and Salad Products Due to Possible Heath Threat and Candy Corn Mix Due to Undeclared Allergens Contact:
Consumer:
800-553-2324Media:
(412)967-4551
media.relations@gianteagle.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 28, 2013 - The recent expansion of the Reser's Fine Foods product recall for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination has impacted select prepared foods offerings sold at Giant Eagle, Inc. locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. As a result, Giant Eagle has implemented a voluntary recall of Diced Summer Slaw, Diced Summer Salad and several Grab and Go combo meals that may include Diced Summer Slaw.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people or those with compromised immune systems. It can also cause stillbirths and miscarriages. The Grab and Go combo meals include Barbeque Half Chicken combo, 2-Piece Dark Chicken combo, Parmesan Crusted Chicken combo and Chicken Breast and Wing combo. All affected items were sold in the prepared foods department, either behind the counter or out of the grab-and-go case with sell by dates between October 13, 2013 and October 29. All items had a three day shelf life.

Consumers may return affected product to any Giant Eagle supermarket location for a full refund. Those with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CANDY CORN MIX RECALL

Candy Corn Mix packaged for Giant Eagle by George J. Howe Company under the Candy Place brand was voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle on September 26, 2013 due to undeclared allergens that may cause serious reactions to consumers with certain food allergies. The candy corn mix was mistakenly packaged with a trail mix that contained peanut, milk, soy and egg allergens. The product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to these allergens.

The affected product is packaged in 13 oz. clear plastic containers with the UPC code 3003406974 and a sell by date of April 8, 2014. The product was purchased by 187 customers in Giant Eagle supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia from September 8th, 2013 to September 26.

Consumers may return affected product to any Giant Eagle supermarket location for a full refund. Those with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition to this public communication regarding these two recalls, in both instances Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process in conjunction with immediately removing the product from store shelves. The consumer recall process used purchase data and consumer phone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.

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