Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Little Italy Paninis Due to an Undeclared Egg Allergen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 23, 2015 — PITTSBURGH — All lots of Giant Eagle brand Little Italy Paninis, prepared and sold individually from the Prepared Foods department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through March 23, 2015 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have egg allergies.
The recalled Little Italy Paninis were purchased in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania and Ohio. There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.
The paninis were sold individually from the Prepared Foods department with UPCs of:
- 97525 20399 Little Italy Panini, Cold
- 07369 20399 Little Italy Panini, Hot
Giant Eagle became aware of the issue during ongoing ingredient declaration monitoring. The product label for the paninis, which contain egg, omitted egg as an allergen.
Customers with an egg 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. EDT.
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.