press release

August 31, 2016

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

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF LA FLOR GROUND CUMIN PRODUCTS

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (August 31, 2016) - Following a recall by La Flor Products Co, Inc, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC announced it removed from sale certain varieties and production dates of Ground Cumin that may contain peanut residue, which is not included in the ingredient list. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • La Flor Ground Cumin, 2 oz., UPC 7763601450, Lot # RLF904 and an expiration date of 10/18,11/18 or 12/18 stamped on the side.

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 La Flor at 631-851-9601. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service 1-800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website 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.