News Release
 June 16, 2009
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Williamsville, NY – As part of a voluntary, manufacturer's recall, Tops Friendly Markets has removed from shelves several Zicam products. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. has confirmed that it received a warning letter today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about two of its 19 existing Zicam products, specifically Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs.

The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to discontinue the use of these two Zicam products as they could cause a temporary or permanent loss of smell, known as anosmia. The maker of the products has announced a voluntary recall for all code dates for the following products that Tops carries:

• Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, UPC # 73221620101 • Zicam Cold Remedy Nasel Gel, UPC # 73221601012

Customers should check their homes for this product and discard them, or may return the product(s) to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Matrixx Initiatives at 1-877-942-2626.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at


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