press release

May 15, 2015

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
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 AURORA BRAND MACADAMIA NUTS

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (May 15, 2015) – Following a recall by Aurora Products, Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Aurora brand macadamia nuts due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Aurora Macadamia Nuts, 8 oz., UPC 65585200083, with best if used by dates of 12/10/15 - 12/30/15

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 Aurora Products at 800-898-1048. 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 approximately 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.