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Giant Food Issues a Voluntary Recall of Giant Brand Nonfat Dried Milk
Giant Food LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- July 1, 2009, Landover, MD - Following notification from its manufacturer, Giant Food has recalled the following Giant brand Non Fat Dry Milk products.
Giant Nonfat Dried Milk, 9.6 ounce size
UPC – 6-8826707833
Code – FEB 0511S
The items were removed from store shelves because they were produced with nonfat dried milk that is part of a national recall by Plainview Milk and may have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and 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 call Giant’s corporate brands toll free line at 1-877-846-9949, M-F, 9 am-1 pm. Or Giant’s Customer Service line at 1-888-469-4426, M-F, 9 am–5 p.m.
About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 182 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 182 stores are 164 full-service pharmacies. For more on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.