Giant removes Ezekiel 4:9 cereals from shelves after recall

Giant Food Stores, after a recall by Food for Life Baking Co., announced it removed from sale several varieties of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereals due to undeclared almond, an allergen, on the ingredient label.

The following products are included in this recall:

•  Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal — Original, 16 ounces, UPC 073472002550, lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3512 and M3565

•  Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal — Golden Flax, 16 ounces, UPC 073472002568, lot numbers M3253, M3309, M3414, M3439, M3523, N0068 and N0165

•  Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal — Cinnamon Raisin, 16 ounces, UPC 073472002574, lot numbers M3232, M3313, M3328, M3425, M3512, M3527, M3537, N0045 and N0132

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

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.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Food for Life Baking Co. customer service at 800-797-5090. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at 888-814-4268 for more information.

Customers can also visit the Giant website at www.giantfoodstores.com.