Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Creative Energy Foods' Crunch® thinkThin Nutrition Bars

  Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Creative Energy Foods'
                       Crunch® thinkThin Nutrition Bars

PR Newswire

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 15, 2012

PURCHASE, N.Y.and QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Stop &
Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Creative Energy Foods,
Inc., announced it removed from sale several varieties of its Crunch®
thinkThin line of nutrition bars due to possible salmonella contamination in
the nuts.

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The following products are included in this recall:

  othinkThin Crunch ® Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC 75365670840, 1.41 oz., with all
    best by dates prior to 07/09/13
  othinkThin Crunch ® White Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC 75365670861,
    1.41 oz., with all best by dates prior to 06/22/13
  othinkThin Crunch ® Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC 75365670843, 1.41
    oz., with all best by dates prior to 07/18/13
  othinkThin Crunch ® Caramel Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC
    75365670879, 1.41 oz., with all best by dates prior to 07/13/13

To date, Stop & Shop has 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 Stop & Shop
for a full refund.

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.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Creative
Energy Foods at 510-567-1200, ext. #1. In addition customers may call Stop &
Shop Customer Service at (800) 767-7772 for more information. Customers can
also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs approximately 62,000 associates
and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode
Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support
local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general
health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support
programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a
member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has
been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has
been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores.
Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit
www.stopandshop.com.

SOURCE The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC

Website: http://www.stopandshop.com
Contact: Arlene Putterman, Stop & Shop - NY Metro Division,
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com, +1-914-251-2834; or Suzi Robinson, Stop &
Shop - New England Division, suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com, +1-617-774-4434
 
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