press release

February 4, 2015

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

Annmarie Seldon
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF JOSEPH’S BREAD PRODUCTS

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (February 4, 2015) – Following a recall by Middle East Bakery, Inc.,The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale select lots of Joseph’s bread products which may contain soy, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a soy allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Joseph’s Mini Whole Wheat Pita, 8 oz., UPC 074117000413, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic tab closure
  • Joseph’s Mini White Pita, 8 oz., UPC 074117000420, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic tab closure
  • Joseph’s Square White Lavash, 14 oz., UPC 074117000697, with a sell by date of February 17, 2015 printed on the front panel of the package

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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 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 Middle East Bakery at 978-688-2221. 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 over 59,000 associates and operates 395 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.