press release

September 20, 2014

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro
(203) 551-2464
[email protected]

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


Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (September 20, 2014) – Following a recall by Mars Chocolate North America, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale M&M Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box which may contain peanut butter, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label on the outside box. The inside packaging is correctly labeled with the peanut butter ingredient. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:
M&M’s Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box, 3.4 oz., UPC 40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

417DH4JP09 417EM4JP10 417FM4JP09 418AG4JP10 418BG4JP10 418CG4JP10
418DM4JP09 418EG4JP10 419AM4JP09 417EG4JP09 417FG4JP09 417FM4JP10
418AM4JP09 418BM4JP10 418CM4JP10 418DM4JP10 418EM4JP09 419AM4JP10
417EG4JP10 417FG4JP10 418AG4JP09 418AM4JP10 418CG4JP09 418DG4JP10
418EG4JP09 418EM4JP10 419BM4JP10

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts who do not check the inside package ingredient label 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 Mars Chocolate at 800-627- 7852. 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

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 or