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Fresh Food Concepts Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Shrimp in "Deli" Brand Seafood Salad

Bill Stewart
714-562-5000, ext. 103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- June 17, 2004 -- Fresh Foods Concept, Inc., is recalling 8-ounce cups of "Deli" brand Seafood Salad because it contains undeclared shrimp. Consumers who are allergic to shrimp run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected products were sold on or after April 12, 2004, at Safeway stores throughout Northern California and at Dominick's stores in the Chicago metropolitan area. The 8-ounce cups of "Deli" brand Seafood Salad have a UPC code of 2935812141. Products have "Use By" expiration listings between 6/16/04 and 8/14/04. Expiration listings can be found on the bottom of the cups.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after a routine packaging inspection revealed the presence of shrimp in the product that was not declared on the label.

Consumers who purchased the 8-ounce cups of "Deli" brand Seafood Salad are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (714) 562-5000 between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday PST.