press release

February 12, 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 NUTRISCA CHICKEN & CHICK PEA DOG FOOD

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (February 12, 2015) – Following a recall by Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Nutrisca Chicken & Chick Pea Dog Food due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Nutrisca Chicken & Chick Pea Dog Food, 4 lb., UPC 88424412495, with the following first five digits of the Lot Code and Best By Dates:
    • Lot Codes beginning with: 4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P and 4H06P
    • Best By Dates of: Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16 and Aug 05 16

Stop & Shop has received no reports of pet or human illnesses to date, but the product could be potentially harmful to dogs who ingest the product or to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Pet owners should thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with this product and clean any surfaces that were exposed.

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. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

Customers who have purchased the 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 Nutrisca at 888.559.8833. 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 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.