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Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Demoulas & Market Basket Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix


David McLean


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Tewksbury, MA -- March 26, 2004 -- Demoulas Super Markets, the distributor of DeMoulas & Market Basket Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix, 32 ounce box, universal product code 0-49705-14852, announced a recall on this product. The universal product code is located on the bottom of the box.

Consumers should note that there is egg in the pancake & waffle mix and it is not indicated on the ingredient label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The company said all affected product was immediately removed from store shelves. David McLean, Demoulas spokesperson, said, "Our top priorities are consumer and product safety. When we became aware that the pancake & waffle mix did not list egg as an ingredient, all of our stores were notified and removed this product from store shelves and destroyed it. We regret any inconvenience to our valued customers."

This product was distributed to DeMoulas and Market Basket store locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. One report of an adverse reaction to this product has been reported.

Consumers may return the pancake & waffle mix to their local DeMoulas or Market Basket store to obtain a refund.

Consumers with questions may be directed to Demoulas Super Markets at 1-800-222-2685.