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

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: Taylor Farms recalls turkey meatloaf products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taylor Farms, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 276 pounds of turkey meatloaf products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain eggs, soy and wheat, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The items were produced on Oct. 15, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 13.9-ounce, single serve trays containing Taylor Farms “Turkey Meatloaf with tomato bacon glaze.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-34513” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a Sell By date of Oct. 29, 2015. These items were shipped to retail locations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by a Taylor Farms merchandiser. Taylor Farms then notified the FSIS Raleigh (N.C.) District Office.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Marie Butler, company quality assurance director, at (856) 294-4181.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

Congressional and Public Affairs
Richard J. McIntire
(202) 720-9113

SOURCE: USDA