press release

April 8, 2014

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
April 8, 2014
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Jenny Krupski
Stop & Shop New England Division
April 8, 2014
(617) 276-7756
jkrupski@webershandwick.com

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers to Voluntary Recall of Frontier and Simply Organic Brand Peppercorns

(PURCHASE, NY & QUINCY, MA) April 8, 2014 –Following a recall by Frontier Natural Products Co-Op, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale select varieties of organic peppercorns due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Frontier Peppercorns Black Whole organic, 2.12 oz., UPC 8983618435, lot codes 3246 and 3288
  • Simply Organic Black Pepper Whole organic, 2.65 oz., UPC 8983618524, lot codes 3221 and 3262

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

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 Frontier Customer Service at 1-800-669-3275, option #3. 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.