press release

September 19, 2015

Contact:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected] pandshop.com

Philip Tracey
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 774-4434
[email protected] op.com

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF TASTEE CARAMEL APPLES

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (September 19, 2015) – Following a recall by Tastee Apple Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Tastee Caramel Apples which may contain peanuts, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Tastee Caramel Apple, 3 oz., UPC 3526600027 with a best by date of 9/29/15

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts 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 Tastee Apples at 800-262-7753. 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.

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 400 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; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; 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.comor www.facebook.com/stopand shop