press release

April 7, 2017

Contacts:
Cindy Carasquilla
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

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

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF OBERLANDR BAKERY CHOCOLATE KOKOSH CAKE

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (April 7, 2017) - Following a recall by Orthodox Baking Co. Inc., the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC announced it removed from sale Oberlander Bakery Chocolate Kokosh Cake which may contain almond paste, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Oberlander Bakery Chocolate Kokosh Cake, 16 oz, UPC 4371118093 with a “last date sale” of April 30 printed on the back of the label

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

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.

Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from 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.

Customers who have purchased this product 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 Oberlander at 973-844-9393. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com. 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.