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Stew Leonard's Announces Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crab and Soy Protein in 16 oz. Packages of Seafood Salad 


Meghan Flynn


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Norwalk, CT -- February 5, 2004 -- Stew Leonard’s is issuing a recall of its store brand 16 oz. packages of Seafood Salad or Lite Seafood Salad purchased before Wednesday, February 4, because it contains undeclared soy protein and crab, two known allergens, and these ingredients are not listed on the package label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to soy protein or crab run the risk of a severe allergic reaction if they consume this product. There is no health hazard for people who are not allergic to crab or soy protein.

This recall was initiated by Stew Leonard’s after it discovered today that the labels did not correctly reveal the presence of crab and soy protein in this product. This is the same recipe for Seafood Salad that Stew Leonard’s has been selling for 25 years. No illnesses have been reported to date and the ingredient labels on the Seafood Salad currently on store shelves were corrected immediately.

The Seafood Salad was sold under the Stew Leonard’s label as an item in the fish department in Stew Leonard’s stores in Norwalk and Danbury, Conn. and Yonkers, N.Y. The product is packaged in a 16 oz. clear plastic container, and is also sold in bulk from the fish bar. The UPC code for the Seafood Salad is 71962-18856 and for the Lite Seafood Salad is 71962-18824. The product has a shelf-life of 13 days.

Consumers with allergies to crab or soy protein who have purchased this product can return the product to Stew Leonard’s for a full refund or call the company at 203.847.7213 (Norwalk), 203.790.8030 (Danbury) or 914.375.4700 (Yonkers) for additional information.


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