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Giant Food Issues A Voluntary Recall of Simply Enjoy Milk and Dark Chocolate Bridge Mix and Simply Enjoy Milk Chocolate Peanuts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Landover, MD -- January 30, 2009 --- Following notification from its manufacturer, Giant Food has recalled two Simply Enjoy Candy items. The items were removed from store shelves because each product contains peanuts supplied by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- 10 oz. Simply Enjoy Milk and Dark Chocolate Bridge Mix UPC # 68826705451
- 14 oz. Simply Enjoy Milk Chocolate Peanuts UPC #68826705818
Customers who have purchased these products should not consume them and may return any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to any Giant Food for a full refund. To date, Giant Food has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.
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.
Giant Food is committed to the highest standards of food safety. Customers looking for additional information may visit our website at www.giantfood.com or call Giant's corporate brands hotline at 1-877-846-9949, M-F, 9am-4pm.
Customers looking for more information on peanut product recalls relating to the recent salmonella outbreak may also visit the FDA's website http://www.fda.gov.