press release

March 10, 2016

Contact
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

Philip Tracey
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 774-4434
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF WONDERFUL PISTACHIOS

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (March 10, 2016) – Following a recall by Wonderful Pistachios, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Wonderful Roasted no Salt Pistachios, 16 oz., UPC 1411391006 with best by dates of 2016 OCT 27 and lot codes of 1509123255901; 1509123256001 and 1509123255601
  • Wonderful Roasted Shelled Salted Pistachios, 6 oz., UPC 1411373406 with a best by date of 2016 OCT 26 and a lot code of 1509123260401 or a best by date of 2016 NOV 02 and a lot code of 1510123295301

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. 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.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Wonderful Pistachios at 844-505-3844. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop’s 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 over 61,000 associates and operates 419 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 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 or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.