press release

March 8, 2017

Contact:
SAMANTHA KREPPS
(717) 240-1017
[email protected]

GIANT FOOD STORES ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO EXPANDED RECALL OF I.M. HEALTHY SOYNUT BUTTER

Carlisle, PA. (March 8, 2017) - Following an expanded recall by The SoyNut Butter Co., GIANT/MARTIN'S announced it has removed from sale certain I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products that are potentially linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • I.M. Healthy Creamy SoyNut Butter, 15 oz., UPC 65498991010, all date codes
  • I.M. Healthy Unsweetened Creamy SoyNut Butter, 15 oz., UPC 65498993010, all date codes
  • I.M. Healthy Chunky SoyNut Butter, 15 oz., UPC 65498992010, all date codes
  • I.M. Healthy Chocolate SoyNut Butter, 15 oz., UPC 65498997010, all date codes

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call SoyNut Butter Co. at 1-800-288-1012.

In addition customers may call GIANTS/MARTIN'S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites.

About GIANT/MARTIN'S

GIANT/MARTIN'S is committed to working every day to help its customers save money, save time and eat well. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT/MARTIN'S operates nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, under the names of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets. GIANT/MARTIN'S employs more than 33,000 associates and is a division of Ahold USA. In addition to working with hundreds of local and regional organizations annually, GIANT/MARTIN'S has a long-standing focus on efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. GIANT/MARTIN’S is one of the top ten fund-raisers in the country for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The company was also recognized as 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN'S websites. Find GIANT and MARTIN'S on Facebook and on Twitter @GiantFoodStores or @MartinsFoodMkts.