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Giant/Martin’s alerts customers to recall of chili seasoning kits due to undeclared peanut and almond allergens

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Dec 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-20 15:59:15-05

CARLISLE, Pa. – Following a recall by Reily Foods Co., GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets removed from sale certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits because they may contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut or almond allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:

Carroll Shelby Chili Mix, 4 oz., UPC 7239610000

Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili, 3 oz., UPC 7239610019

Wick Fowler 2-Alarm Chili Kit, 3.625 oz., UPC 7109200069

Wick Fowler False Alarm Chili Kit, 3.25 oz., UPC 710920011

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts or almonds 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 GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Reily Foods at 1-800-535-1961 or visit http://www.reilyfoods.com for more information. In addition, customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT/MARTIN’S websites at http://www.giantfoodstores.com or http://www.martinsfoods.com.