press release

September 26, 2012

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

Judi Palmer
Stop & Shop New England
617-774-4429
judi.palmer@stopandshop.com

Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Sunland Peanut Butter Products

September 26, 2012 – Quincy, MA… The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, following a recall by Sunland Inc. announced it removed from sale select varieties of peanut butter products due to possible salmonella contamination.

The following products, with best if used by dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013 are included in this recall:

  • Sunland Banana Peanut Butter Spread, UPC 04868760906, 16 oz.
  • Sunland Raspberry Peanut Butter Spread, UPC 04868761906, 16 oz.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

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.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Sunland customer service at 1-866-837-1018. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at (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.