press release

October 13, 2015

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

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

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF OCEAN’S HALO ORGANIC SEAWEED CHIP

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (October 13, 2015) – Following a recall by New Frontier Foods, Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Ocean’s Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips which may contain wheat, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Ocean’s Halo Organic Seaweed Chip, Sea Salt, 2.5 oz., UPC 85189900517, lot numbers 082416, 091416, 091516 and 091616
  • Ocean’s Halo Organic Seaweed Chip, Chili Lime, 2.5 oz., UPC 85189900519, lot number 091716

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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 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 New Frontier Foods at 888-767-2035. 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 stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC presently employs over 59,000 associates and operates 394 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, visitstopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.