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Chelten House Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergen in Product


Joe Hoffman
(856) 467-1600


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Bridgeport, NJ -- January 16, 2004 -- Chelten House Products of Bridgeport, New Jersey is recalling "Fifty 50 Apricot Spread," because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. Product was shipped to 54 distribution areas and reaches consumers through retail stores throughout the entire U.S.

The product was packed in a 12 oz glass container under the Fifty 50 Brand "Apricot Spread" with no expiration date.

Chelten House Products also sites no complaint or illness history while producing this product. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product contained higher levels of sulfites, and the packaging label statement did not reveal the presence of sulfites. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging guidelines.

Consumers who have purchased Fifty 50 "Apricot Spread" are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 856-467-1600.



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