press release

December 20, 2014

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

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

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO RECALL OF CHILI SEASONING KITS DUE TO UNDECLARED PEANUT AND ALMOND ALLERGENS

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (December 20, 2014) – Following a recall by Reily Foods Co., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC removed from sale certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits because they may contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut or almond allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Carroll Shelby Chili Mix, 4 oz., UPC 7239610000
  • Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili, 3 oz, UPC 7239610019
  • Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Kit, 3.625 oz., UPC 7109200069
  • Wick Fowler False Alarm Chili Kit, 3.25 oz., UPC 710920011

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or almonds 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 the 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 Reily Foods at 1-800-535- 1961 or visit for more information. 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.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 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.