Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Apricot Logs and Poppyseed Logs Due to an Undeclared Milk Allergen
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For Immediate Release
November 12, 2015
Dan Donovan (412) 967-4551
Firm Press Release
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All lots of Market District brand Apricot Logs and Poppyseed Logs prepared and sold individually from the Bakery department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets with sell by dates from November 7, 2015 through November 17, 2015 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have milk allergies.
Approximately 460 potentially affected Apricot Logs and Poppyseed Logs were purchased in various transactions in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.
The logs were sold individually from the Bakery department with UPCs of:
• 219772 509998 Market District Apricot Log
• 219773 509997 Market District Poppyseed Log
Giant Eagle became aware of the issue after a quality assurance review of the ingredient declaration. The product label for the bakery logs, which contain milk, omitted milk as an allergen.
Customers with a milk allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.
*We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm472555.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.629.7263.