News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 August 27, 2010
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
EGGS SOLD AT TOPS MARKETS REMAIN UNAFFECTED BY NATIONAL SHELL EGG RECALL
Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania announced today that shell eggs sold at all Tops, P&C and BiLo locations remain unaffected by the recent nation recall of millions of shell eggs. Eggs sold at Tops are locally sourced from Kreher’s Farm, located in western New York.

On August 13, 2010, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, conducted a nationwide voluntary recall of shell eggs that it had shipped since May 19, 2010 to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These foodservice companies do not ship eggs to Tops Markets and Tops has confirmed that this recall does not apply to any shell eggs carried at Tops Markets stores, including P&C and BiLo locations.

State and local partners are also investigating human Salmonella infections in Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. “We understand that any recall, especially when it is a regularly purchased, fresh or perishable product, can potentially cause damage to consumer confidence,” said Jim DiMartino, Tops sr. manager of food safety. “At Tops, food safety is an extremely high priority, and we will continue to communicate with our customers in regards to these important issues.”

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 131 full-service supermarkets – 126 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 13,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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