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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:
Chris Brand
christopherbrand@aholdusa.com

GIANT & MARTIN'S ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF POTATO CHIPS

Carlisle, PA – GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a voluntary recall by Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., announced it removed from sale several varieties of its Nibble with Gibble’s brand chips with a sell by date of February 9, 2011 through March 30, 2011. These products may contain soy, an undeclared allergen.

The following additional products are affected by this recall:

* Nibble with Gibble’s – Potato Chip Regular, 2 oz., UPC 4166410700

* Nibble with Gibble’s – Potato Chip Red Hot, 2 oz., UPC 4166410205

* Kay & Ray’s – Potato Chip, 6 oz., UPC 3074900311

* Kay & Ray’s – Potato Chip, 14 oz., UPC 3074900411

* Kay & Ray’s – Potato Chip, 20 oz., UPC 3074900511

* Kay & Ray’s – Potato Chip Dark, 14 oz., UPC 3074900711

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.

To date, GIANT and MARTIN’S have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT or MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Customers looking for additional information may GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service line at 1-888-469-4426. Customers are also encouraged to call the manufacturer, Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., at 1-800-548-1200. Customers can also visit our websites at www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com.

About GIANT/MARTIN’S

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN’S is a leading retail grocer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, operating under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets and employing nearly 30,000 associates. Founded in 1923, GIANT and MARTIN’S have a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children in addition to working with hundreds of local organizations annually. GIANT/MARTIN’S was awarded the 2010 Golden Grocer Award by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its leadership in the fight against hunger. In addition, GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. GIANT and MARTIN’S are Ahold companies. For more information visit www.GiantFoodStores.com and www.MartinsFoods.com.

2/5/11

 
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