Giant Food announces recall of select Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to potential Salmonella contamination

Landover, Md., 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Frito Lay, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to potential Salmonella contamination in the jalapeno seasoning.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Frito Lay 2 Go Bold Mix, 18.4 oz., UPC 2840064666 with a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Variety Pack, 10.2 oz., UPC 2840062930 with a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Jalapeno, 2.75 oz., UPC 2840043783 with a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Jalapeno, 13.5 oz., UPC 2840063218 with a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior
  • Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Jalapeno, 8 oz., UPC 2840037185 with a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. 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 who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Frito Customer Service at 800-406-0096. In addition, customers may call Giant Food 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, LLC
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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

 

SOURCE: Giant Food, LLC,

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Giant Food: MARS Petcare recalls Cesar Classics Variety Pack

Landover, Md., 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by MARS Petcare, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Cesar Classics Variety Pack due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Cesar Classics Variety Pack 24 pk., UPC 23100010257, Item #: 143949, All Date Codes

Giant has received no reports of injuries or illnesses to date.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call MARS Petcare at 800-421-6456 between the hours of Saturday, October 8, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CST and Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST or visit https://www.cesar.com/notice. In addition, customers may call Giant Food 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, LLC

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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

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Product recall: Giant Food removed from sale select Turkey Hill Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream due to misbranding

Landover, Md., 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Turkey Hill Dairy, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select 48 oz. containers of Turkey Hill Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream because the package may contain Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream instead of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream.

These packages may contain almonds and eggs, allergens not listed on the ingredient label. The lid of affected products may be labeled as Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream.

This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond or egg allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Turkey Hill Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream, 48 oz. (1.5 QTS – 1.42L), UPC 20735-42095, sell-by date: 05/23/17 (found printed on the bottom of the package)

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs or almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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 these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Turkey Hill Dairy at 1-800-693-2479. In addition, customers may call Giant Food 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, LLC

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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

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Giant Food launches its annual A+ School Rewards program for the 2016-2017 school year

Landover, Md., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food today (September 27, 2016) announced the launch of their annual A+ School Rewards program for the 2016-2017 school year. The annual fundraiser helps customers earn funds for up to two local schools with every shopping trip. Since 1989, Giant has helped local schools by donating more than $94 million through the program. Last year’s program generated a $2 million donation for 1,466 public and private schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware, with a record-breaking 20 schools receiving over $10,000 each in awards.

Giant customers who wish to participate in the program can sign up now and designate up to two schools in their local community by visiting their local Giant Food store or at www.giantfood.com. A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using their Giant card. Customers who designated schools last year do not need to re-designate their school(s) but are encouraged to confirm their school IDs by going to www.giantfood.com/aplus.

“Giant Food continues to take great pride in being a Better Neighbor, and A+ School Rewards is a program that helps hundreds of thousands of children in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware,” said Gordon Reid, President, Giant of Landover, Md. “We’re confident that our customers can make this year’s program the best one yet.”

The program continues to grow every year, with more schools receiving greater awards at the end of the school year. In the past, schools have used their A+ School Rewards grant funds for technology upgrades, scholarship programs, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs. During the 2015-2016 school year, Mater Dei in Bethesda, Md. received the top donation of $31,582.74, the largest award in the program’s history.

Customers do not need to have a child in school to support their local community. A+ School Rewards is open to everyone and customers can sign up to support a school outside of their local community to support a friend or family member’s school, or another school of choice. Schools will begin earning points on October 7, 2016. The program will continue through March 16, 2017. Beginning in November, current school totals can be found on the A+ School Rewards website.

About Giant Food, LLC

Giant Food LLC is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 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 80 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2015, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13.9 million. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

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Giant Food removes Gold Medal products from stores following recall by General Mills, Inc.

Landover, Md., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by General Mills, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it has removed from stores Gold Medal products that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0121.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Gold Medal Wondra Quick Mixing Flour, 13.5 oz., UPC 1600018980 with Better if Used by Dates of 23FEB2017KC and 24FEB2017KC
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 2 lb., UPC 1600010710 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600010610 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600019610 with Better if Used by Dates of 19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC and 12 JUN2017KC

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103. In addition, customers may call Giant Food 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, LLC

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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

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Giant Food, LLC announces the 2016 recipients of the Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship and the Esther Peterson Memorial Grant

Scholarships recognize family, financial need, school and community service

Landover, Md., 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food, LLC today announced the 2016 recipients of the Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship and the Esther Peterson Memorial Grant. The winners are from a variety of high schools in the Greater Washington, D.C. region and were selected based on academic merit, association with Giant Food, school and community service and financial need. The scholarships will be used in part to support post-secondary education.

“Giant Food’s educational assistance programs have been making a difference in the lives of associates and their families for more than 20 years,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “The Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship and the Ester Peterson Memorial Grant represent Giant’s commitment to advancing the education of children in our communities and we are delighted to provide these scholarships to students throughout our community who represent the future of our region”Izzy Cohen was one of the original founders of Giant Food, Inc. and he had a strong belief in the power of training and education. Applications for this scholarship are available each year in the spring with awards announced prior to summer break. Ten winners are selected each year. Awards are valued at $4,000 andare renewable for up to four years.Esther Peterson was one of the most admired women in Giant Food‘s history. She pioneered the use of nutritional and unit price labeling in Giant stores well before any other major food chains. Before joining Giant, she served as the nation’s first presidentially-appointed consumer affairs advocate. This grant is awarded in conjunction with the Izzy Cohen Scholarships and provides 10 additional, non-renewable awards of $1,000 each.

Recipients of this year’s scholarships include:

  • Esther Peterson Memorial Grant
    • Hayfield High School, Alexandria, VA
    • Damascus High School, Damascus, MD
    • Huntingtown High School, Huntingtown, MD
    • Liberty High School, Eldersburg, MD
    • Mercey High School, Baltimore, MD
    • Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes DE
    • Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts, Dundalk, MD
    • Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Izzy Cohen Memorial Scholarship
    • James Madison High School, Vienna, VA
    • Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD
    • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD
    • Towson High School, Towson, MD
    • Howard High School, Ellicott City, MD
    • North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry, Waldorf, MD

For more information on Giant’s community initiatives, visit https://giantfood.com/live-well/community/giving-back/.

About Giant Food, LLC
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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc.

For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

 

Source: Giant Food

PRODUCT RECALL: Giant Food removed from sale certain Atkins bar items due to potential contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes

Landover, Md., 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale certain Atkins bar items due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Atkins Day Break Cranberry Almond Bar (5 ct.), 6 oz., UPC 63748005506 with Best By Dates from 9/27/2016 to 9/29/2016, from 10/19/2016 to 10/21/2016, from 12/9/2016 to 12/11/2016, 2/25/2017, from 3/28/2017 to 3/30/2017, or from 4/25/2017 to 4/26/2017
  • Atkins Meal Cinnamon Bun Bar (5 ct), 8.5 oz., UPC 63748005925 with a Best By Date of 12/14/2016
  • Atkins Snack Triple Chocolate Bar (5 ct.), 7 oz., UPC 63748003540 with a Best By Date of 4/27/2017
  • Atkins Meal Blueberry Greek Yogurt Bar (5 ct.), 8.5 oz., UPC 63748002566 with Best By Dates from 10/21/2016 to 10/22/2016, 11/10/2016, or from 3/30/2017 to 4/1/2017
  • Atkins Day Break Chocolate Hazelnut Bar (5 ct), 7 oz., UPC 63748005532 with Best By Dates of 10/23/2016 or from 12/16/2016 to 12/18/2016
  • Atkins Snack Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar (5 ct.), 8 oz., UPC 63748003505 with Best By Dates from 12/15/2016 to 12/16/2016
  • Atkins Day Break Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp Bar (5 ct.), 6 oz., UPC 63748005502 with Best By Dates from 9/30/2016 to 10/1/2016 or from 4/29/2017 to 4/30/2017

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call General Mills at 866-896-4365. In addition, customers may call Giant Food 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, LL
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 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

 

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food removes Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Bacon Glaze from sale store brand following recall by Taylor Farms

Landover, Md., 2015-10-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Taylor Farms, New Jersey, Inc, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale store brand Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Bacon Glaze which may contain egg, soy and wheat, allergens that are not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from egg, soy and/or wheat allergies.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Store Brand Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Bacon Glaze, 13.9 oz., UPC 3022301060, with a Use By date of 10/29/15 and mark of inspection number P34513 (both of which can be found on the top label of the product) and a Lot Code of TFNJ288
  • Store Brand Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato Bacon Glaze, 13.9 oz., UPC 3022301043, with a Use By date of 10/29/15 and mark of inspection number P34513 (both of which can be found on the top label of the product) and a Lot Code of TFNJ288

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, soy and/or wheat may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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 these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Taylor Farms at 1-866-675-6120. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at giantfood.com

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit giantfood.com

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food, the Baltimore Ravens, P&G, Dannon, and Marva Maid Dairy support the nation’s largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program Fuel Up to Play 60

Landover, Md., 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food, the Baltimore Ravens, P&G, Dannon, and Marva Maid Dairy, are teaming for a third year to support the National Dairy Council and the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school nutrition and physical activity program, was founded under the leadership of America’s dairy farmers through a relationship with the National Football League. The program is in more than 73,000 schools nationwide and helps over 38 million students make better food choices by selecting nutritious options such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

This year, Giant, Marva Maid, P&G, and Dannon will provide $50,000 in grants to qualifying local schools as a part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 promotion. Portions of the grants will be distributed to schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region that are making positive changes through their participation in Fuel Up to Play 60.

In addition to supporting the Fuel Up to Play 60 program with a grant donation, Giant stores in the Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. markets will offer consumers the chance to win a set of 4 tickets to a local NFL game via a “text to win” sweepstakes. This promotion will run from October 1 – November 30, 2015 and winners will be selected December 1, 2015.

This program began in 2013, when Giant Food and the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative provided $25,000 in grants to local schools through Fuel Up to Play 60, providing funds for students to make healthy and meaningful changes in their communities. To learn more about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program or to join the movement, please visit www.FuelUpToPlay60.com.

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 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 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit giantfood.com

About Maryland & Virginia Cooperative Association
Owned and operated by 1,500 dairy farm families from Pennsylvania to Florida, Maryland & Virginia is a milk marketing and processing cooperative providing consumers throughout the Mid- Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. with fresh milk and dairy products. Maryland & Virginia owns and operates two fluid processing plants; Marva Maid of Newport News, Va. and Marva Maid of Landover, Md.; two manufacturing plants, one in Laurel, Md. and Valley Milk in Strasburg, Va.; and an equipment warehouse business in Frederick, Md.

About Dannon
Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Dannon has plants in Minster, OH, Fort Worth, TX, West Jordan, UT, and Portland, OR, which make more than 200 different flavors, styles and sizes of cultured refrigerated and frozen dairy products to serve the diverse needs of its retail and foodservice customers. Dannon strives to bring health through food to as many people as possible via its wide offering of delicious and wholesome refrigerated and frozen yogurts. Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, and Dannon is the top-selling brand of yogurt worldwide, sold under the names Dannon and Danone. For more information, visit dannon.com

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit pg.com

for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

About Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low- fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. Customizable and non-prescriptive program components are grounded in research with youth, including tools and resources, in-school promotional materials, a website and student contests. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association/Foundation, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit FuelUpToPlay60.com to learn more.

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Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
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Recall: Giant Food removed from sale Tastee Caramel Apples

Landover, Md., 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Tastee Apple Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale Tastee Caramel Apples which may contain peanuts, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Tastee Caramel Apple, 3 oz., UPC 3526600027 with a best by date of 9/29/15

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts 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 this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Tastee Apples at 800-262-7753. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.www.giantfood.com

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

SOURCE: Giant of Maryland LLC

Giant Food to open its new store located at 8970 Burke Lake Road in Springfield on June 19

Landover, Md., 2015-5-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food today announced that the doors of its new store located at 8970 Burke Lake Road in Springfield will open on Friday, June 19 at 6:00 a.m. The store, located inside the Kings Park Shopping Center, was re-built from the ground up and is nearly twice as large as the previous store onsite, which closed last year. The Kings Park store will employ approximately 120 associates. The new store replaces the 9550 Burke Road store located 1.3 miles away in the Burke Village Center, which closes June 18.

“We are delighted to bring a brand new 50,000-square foot store to Kings Park, which offers an enhanced shopping experience to our customers in Burke,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Customers will find an exciting shopping experience in the new Giant including a variety of new features and amenities throughout the store. The store will include a new, market-style produce section with a fresh-cut fruit and vegetable preparation center and an organic produce display. The store will also feature an expanded selection of natural and organic foods.

Customers will find all of their meat, bakery, grocery, and dairy needs in the new 50,000-square foot store. The new deli department includes sushi prepared by Giant’s in-house sushi chef, a sandwich service center, an assortment of hot foods, a salad bar, and a gourmet cheese island. The store will also provide an expansive selection of domestic and international wines for all tastes and budgets, as well as a wide assortment of beer, ranging from craft, domestic, and imported.

Giant at Kings Park will also feature in-store technologies including “SCAN IT!” hand-held devices, which allow customers to scan and bag their groceries while they shop to allow for speedier checkout. Peapod Pick-Up service will be available on site for time-starved customers who prefer assistance with their shopping. In addition, the store will include a café seating area with complementary Wi-Fi. A PNC Bank, will also be onsite.

The new Giant store is pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and has been constructed with innovative building technologies to reduce energy consumption and the environmental impact of operations. LED lighting will be used in many areas of the store, significantly reducing energy needs. Warm concrete floors have replaced the traditional tile, reducing the amount of cleaning solutions normally utilized.

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 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 79 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

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Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food donates $2 million to local schools through its A+ School Rewards program

A+ School Rewards Support School Programs and Enrichment Activities

Landover, Md., 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced today a $2 million donation to 1,968 public and private schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware as a result of its 2014-2015 A+ School Rewards program. Through the A+ School Rewards program, purchases made by Giant shoppers help provide funding to area schools.

“The A+ Rewards program is a key initiative in fulfilling our commitment to improving the lives of the thousands of children across the areas we serve,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “From adding new technology in classrooms to enhancing extracurricular programs, each year we are proud to see how our program directly impacts local schools and helps positively shape tomorrow’s leaders.”

In the fall, Giant customers can sign up and designate up to two schools to benefit from their purchases. A+ School Rewards points accrue with each purchase made using a Giant Card and are credited to the designated school’s account. Since launching the program in 1989, Giant has donated more than $92 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves. There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning funds for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs the schools choose.

Mater Dei School of Bethesda, Md. received $25,983.53, the program’s largest award this year.

“I can’t express fully how happy we are at Mater Dei School to be the top earning school and how grateful we are to Giant Food for making this all possible,” said Billy McMurtrie, Mater Dei School headmaster. “With the award, we will be transforming our library into a digital classroom, complete with Smartboards and 22 laptop computers.”

The ten schools receiving the largest awards from the 2014-2015 A+ School Rewards program are:

School Location Amount
Mater Dei School Bethesda, Md. $25,983
McLean High School McLean, Va. $19,945
Folger McKinsey Elementary School Severna Park, Md. $15,923
Herbert Hoover Middle School Potomac, Md. $15,820
Winston Churchill Senior High School Potomac, Md. $14,862
Bodkin Elementary School Pasadena, Md. $14,860
Langley High School McLean, Va. $13,543
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Bethesda, Md. $12,485
Severna Park Senior High School Severna Park, Md. $12,332
Freedom Hill Elementary School Vienna, Va. $11,194

 

To learn more about A+ School Rewards and for a complete list of participating schools, please visit www.giantfood.com/savings-and-rewards/rewards- program/aplus/ www.GiantFood.com/aplus.

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 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 79 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food gets ready for this holiday season with entertaining and food-related gift ideas at all of its stores

Grocer Invites You to Save Time and Money This Holiday Season

Landover, MD, 2014-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food is helping customers save both time and money this holiday season with entertaining and food-related gift ideas at all of its stores. From holiday roasts to ready-made party trays for time-crunched customers, Giant is your one-stop shop for any festive occasion with one-of-a-kind products at affordable prices.

This month, Giant is featuring a wide breadth of holiday roasts including ham, pork, lamb and beef, to cater to any budget and taste. New this year, Giant is offering Boneless NY Strip roasts and savory preparation ideas both in-store and online at Giant’s Recipe Center. For customers unsure of the best way to carve a roast, Giant also put together a video tutorial available here http://youtu.be/HkiI-FsYyUc.

Giant is also helping shoppers create memorable holiday meals with its exclusive Simply Enjoy brand. This collection of gourmet food items is back this season with even more new products that are all foodie-approved and made with the finest ingredients! Giant works with specialty suppliers of hand- crafted items to bring customers a unique selection not typically found in traditional supermarkets. Featured holiday Simply Enjoy products include frozen appetizers and desserts, deli pastas, seafood sauces, dipping oils, sorbetto/gelato, chocolates, hummus, crackers, sparkling sodas and more. Customers can also pick up a free Simply Enjoy Memorable Menu Ideas booklet at any Giant store for recipes, entertaining ideas featuring the Simply Enjoy products, and valuable coupons.

For customers who may need an extra hand, Giant makes party preparation easy with a selection of great entertaining party trays, fully prepared dinners, desserts and more, all available to order. Visit www.giantfood.com and click the ‘Entertaining Orders’ link under the ‘Shopping’ header to start your order or stop into any Giant to order at the deli, bakery, seafood, or meat departments.

Giant’s recently launched Recipe Center can be found at http://giantfood.com/recipes-and-meals and includes more than 2,500 every day and special occasion recipes. Fresh content is added weekly and all recipes utilize sale items and Giant’s Own Brand products. How-to videos and nutrition information are also available. Once registered and logged-in to Giant’s Recipe Center, customers are invited to browse recipes and create their own meal plans.

Make sure to add a trip to your local Giant to your holiday to-do list—we will be waiting for you with bells on!

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 159 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 www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

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Giant Food removed from sale Salpica Ballpark Nacho & Black Bean Nacho products due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label

Landover, Md., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Riba Foods, Inc., Giant Food announced it removed from sale Salpica Ballpark Nacho & Black Bean Nacho products due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Salpica Ballpark Nacho Sauce, 8 oz., UPC 60418332090 with best by dates of 9/12/14, 9/19/14, 10/8/14, 10/29/14 and 12/21/14
  • Salpica Ballpark Blackbean Nacho Sauce, 8 oz., UPC 60418332092 with best by dates of 9/12/14, 9/19/14, 10/8/14, 10/29/14 and 12/21/14

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat 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 this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Riba Foods at 800-327- 7422. In addition customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 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 158 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food opens Cathedral Commons store at 3336 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.

Landover, Md., 2014-11-10— /EPR Retail News/ — The Cathedral Commons Giant Food located at 3336 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. celebrated its grand opening Thursday, November 6th with elected officials, community members, Giant associates, and shoppers. The Cathedral Commons Giant Food features an array of amenities, including an expansive produce department with a smoothie bar, a fresh cut fruit and vegetable preparation center, an expanded selection of natural and organic foods, a sandwich service center, a gourmet cheese island, and fresh prepared sushi. An in-store wine and beer bar and a Starbucks café with complementary Wi-Fi and convenient seating is available for customers to purchase beverages while they shop. Other store amenities include a floral counter, a PNC bank, a two-level parking garage, and SCAN IT! Technology, which allows customers to use a handheld device to scan and bag their groceries while they shop.

About Giant Food
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 169 stores are 158 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 www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food recalls Giant brand packaged cilantro due to potential Salmonella contamination

Landover, Md., 2014-10-30— /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Shenandoah Growers, Giant Food announced it removed from sale Giant brand packaged cilantro due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Giant packaged cilantro, 2.5 oz., UPC 68826703077, purchased on or after October 9, 2014

Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses to date. 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 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 Shenandoah Growers at 844-524-3885. In addition customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant 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 158 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

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Giant Food recognized as 4-Star member of USO Metro’s 2014 Circle of Stars

Grocer Recognized at Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops

Landover, Md., 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food announced today that it was recognized for a fourth year in a row by USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s Circle of Stars. Giant is being recognized this year as a 4-Star member of the Circle of Stars. The USO-Metro was founded to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families living and traveling throughout the Washington-Baltimore region.

Giant Food is being recognized for its significant financial and in-kind contributions to USO-Metro, which helps to fund critical programs and services for troops and their families. Each year, Giant hosts an in-store giving campaign to support service men and women. During this campaign, customers are given the opportunity to purchase healthy Snack Packs for service members or make a monetary donation at checkout. During the March 2014 campaign, Giant raised $100,000 in cash donations and collected 17,000 Snack Packs, which were distributed to 10 USO-Metro Centers and Lounges located throughout the Washington-Baltimore region.

“Giant Food is a loyal long-time supporter of USO-Metro, our troops and their families,” said Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of USO-Metro. “The donations provided by the American people through Giant’s military appreciation campaign go a long way toward ensuring that USO-Metro can continue to provide services that have a direct impact on the lives of our troops and their families. The snack packs are a huge hit, especially among our military members traveling through local-area airports.”

Giant Food will be recognized at USO-Metro’s Annual Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops on October 24, 2014. Stars and Stripes is an annual event that brings together USO-Metro supporters, top executives from the local business community, and wounded heroes from local-area military hospitals.

“We’re delighted to receive this honor from the USO-Metro for the fourth time. The organization is a key community partner with a distinguished history of providing vital services and programs for troops and their families,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “As a company that employs many active service members across all levels of our organization, Giant has been, and will continue to be, a home for veterans.”

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 158 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 www.giantfood.com.

About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington-Baltimore region. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission to “Lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families”. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops, their families, wounded, ill and injured service members and their caregivers through its Mobile USO program, six USO Centers, and four USO airport lounges. For more information please visit www.USOMetro.org or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter by searching USOMetroDC.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food’s school fundraiser A+ School Rewards kicks-off to Raise $2 Million for Mid-Atlantic Schools

26th Annual Giant Food Fundraiser to Raise $2 Million for Mid-Atlantic Schools

Landover, Md., 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — The kick-off to the new school year also marks the start of Giant Food’s popular school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards, where customers can help earn money for their local schools every time they shop. Since 1989, Giant customers have helped their local schools earn more than $90 million through A+ School Rewards.

To participate in the program, customers must sign up and designate up to two schools in their local community by visiting their local Giant Food or at www.giantfood.com. A+ School Rewards are accrued with each purchase made using one’s Giant card. Customers who designated schools last year do not need to re-designate their school(s) but are encouraged to confirm their school IDs by going to www.giantfood.com/aplus. Customers do not need to have a child in school to support their local community. A+ School Rewards is open to everyone and customers can sign up to support a school outside of their local community in order to support a friend or family member’s school. Schools will begin earning points when the program begins on October 3 and continuing through March 19. Beginning in November, current school totals can be found on the A+ website.

“Giant Food is very proud to support thousands of students and teachers across Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Delaware through our annual A+ School Rewards program,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food. “The proceeds from this fundraiser allow schools to establish innovative programs utilizing new technologies and expand the boundaries of traditional educational opportunities.”

There is no limit to what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards, including earning cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds, and other educational needs. Last year’s top earning school Mater Dei in Bethesda, Maryland received a donation of $27,353.89 through the program.

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 158 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 www.giantfood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com