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Media Statement on Voluntary Withdrawal of Giant Eagle Egg Free Pasta Ribbons


Giant Eagle, Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Pittsburgh, PA -- February 20, 2007 -- The American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC), the independent manufacturer of Giant Eagle brand Egg Free Pasta Ribbons, has notified Giant Eagle that a recently produced shipment of the product may inadvertently contain eggs. Because of this error, Giant Eagle has voluntarily withdrawn all packages (12 oz., UPC 3003404596) of Giant Eagle Egg Free Pasta Ribbons from store shelves in its 227 supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. Customers who have recently purchased the product may return the item to Giant Eagle for a full refund.

No other Giant Eagle pasta is affected by this issue, and those without egg allergies can safely consume the product. Giant Eagle has not been made aware of any customer incidents related to this product.

According to the Nemours Foundation, the effects of egg consumption by someone who has an egg allergy may vary. Allergic reactions typically happen within minutes to hours after consumption. Most reactions last less than a day and may affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract or the respiratory tract.


Photo: Giant Eagle Egg Free Pasta Ribbons

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