GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets have removed from sale their GRANDMA’S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies. The company cited “undeclared milk and egg on the ingredient label” as the reason for the removal. The company also claims however the product is “safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk or egg allergy.
The company stated the following in a press release:
The following product is included in this recall:
GRANDMA’S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies, UPC 2840000153, 3.025 oz., with a sell-by date of May 21, 2013 or earlier
To date, GIANT/MARTIN’S have received no reports of illness, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.
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.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Frito-Lay consumer relations at 1-877-650-3479. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S customer service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at www.giantfoodstores.com or www.martinsfoods.com.