Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Creative Energy Foods' Crunch® thinkThin Nutrition Bars

  Giant Food Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Creative Energy Foods'
                       Crunch® thinkThin Nutrition Bars

PR Newswire

LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 15, 2012

LANDOVER, Md., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Giant Food of Landover, Md.,
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.

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, Giant Food 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 Giant 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 Giant
Customer Service at (888) 469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant website at
www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 171 supermarkets in
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs
approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 171 stores are 157
full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more
information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.

SOURCE Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Website: http://www.giantfood.com
Contact: Jamie Miller of Giant Food, +1-301-341-8776, jmiller@giantfood.com
 
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