press release

August 1, 2014

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

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

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SELECT MARY’S GONE CRACKERS SNACK ITEMS

QUNICY, MA (August 1, 2014) - Following a recall by Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc., Stop & Shop announced it removed from sale select Mary’s Gone Crackers snacks which may contain almond, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Mary’s Gone Crackers - Gluten Free, 6.5 oz., UPC 89758000010 with a sell by date of APR 01 2015 and a lot number of CK3999
  • Mary’s Gone Crazy Sea Salt Sticks & Twigs Pretzels, 7.5 oz., UPC 89758000051 with a sell by date of JAN 01 2015 and a lot number of PR1433

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 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 these products 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 Mary’s Gone Crackers at 888-258-1250. 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 employs approximately 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, 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 50 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.