press release

July 03, 2012

Suzi Robinson
Stop & Shop New England
617-276-7756
suzi.robinson@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Pedigree Weight Management Canned Dog Food Products

Quincy, MA and Purchase, NY (July 3, 2012) - The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Mars Petcare US, announced it removed from sale Pedigree weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.

The following product, with a best before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014, is included in this recall:

  • Pedigree Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entre?e, 13.2 oz., UPC 2310034974

Affected product may contain small pieces of blue plastic which entered the food during the production process. While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, no injury or illness associated with the affected product has been reported to date. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Mars Petcare US at 1?877? 720?3335 or visit www.pedigree.com/update. 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.