press release

January 20, 2014

Lindsay Hawley
Stop & Shop New England
(617) 276-7756
lhawley@webershandwick.com

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Singles

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (January 20, 2014) –Following a recall by Kraft Foods, Stop & Shop announced it removed from sale Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Singles Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac due to an undeclared allergen, soy, on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a soy allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Singles Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac, 9 oz., UPC2100004329 with sell by dates of March 2, 2014 – October 23, 2014
  • Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy 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 Kraft Foods at 800-396-5512. 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 60,000 associates and operates 400 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; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 54 of its existing stores; 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 and www.facebook.com/stopandshop.