press release

September 8, 2014

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

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF TWIX BITES

Quincy, MA (September 8, 2014) – Following a recall by Mars Chocolate North America, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale TWIX Bites which may contain peanuts and eggs, allergens that are not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut or egg allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:
∙Mars Twix Bites, 7 oz., UPC 4000048432 with an expiration date of 03/2015 and lot number 421BA4GA60 found on the back of the pouch at the bottom

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or eggs 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 North America at 800-551-0907. 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.