March 4, 2013
Stop & Shop New England
Stop & Shop NY Metro
STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF FOOD FOR LIFE BAKING COMPANY EZEKIEL 4:9 CEREAL
Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (March 4, 2013) – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Food for Life Baking Company, announced it removed from sale several varieties of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereals due to undeclared almond, an allergen, on the ingredient label.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal – Original, 16 oz, UPC 073472002550 , lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3512 and M3565
- Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal – Golden Flax, 16 oz, UPC 073472002568, lot numbers M3253, M3309, M3414, M3439, M3523, N0068 and N0165
- Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal – Cinnamon Raisin, 16 oz, UPC 073472002574, lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3328, M3425, M3512, M3527, M3537, N0045 and N0132
Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.
Symptoms of food allergies typically appear within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Food for Life Baking Company customer service at 1-800-797-5090. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1-800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 60,000 associates and operates 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, 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 54 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 and www.facebook.com/stopandshop.