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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

FDA Recalls, Harry & DAVID, Trader Joe, Wegmans

Harry & David recalls Harry & David Bake Shop Cookie Mixes in Three Flavors: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cranberry Vanilla Chip for Undeclared Nut, Milk and/or Sulfite Allergens

Contact:
Mr. Bill Ihle
541 864-2145 (Media Calls Only)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 7, 2007 -- Harry & David of Medford, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling approximately 50 jars each of the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Cranberry Vanilla Chip cookie mixes because they may contain coconut, peanuts, milk and/or sulfites not declared on the ingredient statement. This product was made for Harry & David by Sisters’ Gourmet, Inc., a co-packer. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these ingredients (coconuts, peanuts, milk and/or sulfites) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products are packaged in 1 lb. 2 oz or 1 lb. 5 oz clear jars. The nutrition and ingredient information is contained inside hang tags attached to the top of the jars.

The recalled items may be quickly identified by checking for a match of the flavor description on the hang tag at the top of the jar with the flavor description on the price sticker on the bottom of the jar. Jars being recalled have flavor descriptions that DO NOT match.

Harry & David is recalling all Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie mix jars with bottom price stickers stating "Cookie Mix PB" or "Cookie Mix WC Cran". The potentially affected lot codes are 111207 or 110907 respectively.

Harry & David is recalling all Chocolate Peanut Butter cookie mix jars with bottom price stickers stating "Cookie Mix Oatmeal CC" or "Cookie Mix WC Cran". The potentially affected lot codes are 111407 or 110907 respectively.

Harry & David is recalling all Cranberry Vanilla Chip cookie mix jars with bottom price stickers stating "Cookie Mix Oatmeal CC" or "Cookie Mix PB". The potentially affected lot codes are 111407 or 111207 respectively.

The lot codes are on stickers on the bottom of the jars.

The cookie mixes were distributed exclusively throughout the United States in Harry & David Stores, beginning on November 27, 2007.

There have been no injuries reported to date. Anyone concerned about a potential illness associated with this product should contact a physician immediately. This problem occurred when hang tags were applied to the wrong flavor of cookie mix.

Consumers with questions about the recalled product may phone the Customer Service division at 800-233-1101, 24 hours a day. Customers may arrange for refunds through this number as well.



Trader Joe's Company Voluntarily Recalls 12 oz. Pinjur

Contact:
Alison Mochizuki
626-599-3779

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 7, 2007 -- Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling 1,000 cases of 12 oz jars of Trader Joe's Pinjur (a traditional Macedonian condiment made with roasted peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes), UPC 00529068, Best By 10/2009. The Best By date can be found printed on the top of the lid. The product is being recalled because customers reported finding small pieces of glass in the product.

Trader Joe's Pinjur was potentially sold from Trader Joe's retail stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

Upon discovery of the problem, the product was removed from sale in all Trader Joe's stores and put on hold in all Trader Joe's distribution centers.

The product should not be consumed. Customers should discard it, or return it to any Trader Joe's store for a full refund. Customers with questions may call Trader Joe's Customer Relations at 626-599-3817, or write Trader Joe's through their website at traderjoes.com.


Wegmans Announces Voluntary Recall of 14 oz. Wegmans Wreath Kuchen

Contact:
Jo Natale
585-429-3627

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 7, 2007 -- Rochester, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of 14 oz. Wegmans Wreath Kuchen with a ‘Best if Used By’ date up to and including 12/12. The product is being recalled because it contains pecans, which are not declared on the label. The problem was identified by a store bakery employee. The recall of this product is of concern only to those individuals who have allergies to pecans. Consumption may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to pecans.

The kuchen (coffeecake), in the shape of a wreath with red and green candied cherries and pecans on top, would have been available in Wegmans stores beginning Sunday, November 25, through Thursday, December 6. Approximately 4,400 units of the product are affected by the recall. Product with the affected code date is no longer on store shelves.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Concerned customers should return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Customers who have consumed the product and feel they are experiencing symptoms should contact their physician.

Wegmans Wreath Kuchen is sold exclusively at Wegmans Food Markets’ 71 stores located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland. Wegmans’ customers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the consumer affairs department Monday through Friday 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. at 1-800-WEGMANS, extension 4760.

Trader Joe's Company Voluntarily Recalls 12 oz. Pinjur

Wegmans Announces Voluntary Recall of 14 oz. Wegmans Wreath Kuchen

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