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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Nancy's Specialty Foods Voluntarily Recalls Petite Quiche Appetizers that Potentially Contain an Undeclared Allergen

Dave Joiner: (510) 494-5211
Diane DeMartini: (510) 494-5269

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- NEWARK, California -- December 16, 2004 -- Nancy's Specialty Foods today announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 6,000 packages of Petite Quiche appetizers because they may contain an undeclared allergen. Some of the 6,000 packages actually contain Seafood Crab Cake appetizers, which have known allergens (fish, crab), rather than Petite Quiche appetizers. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish or shellfish run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergenic reaction if they accidentally consume these products.

The Company believes that all the mislabeled packages were shipped to retail stores in the Dallas area. A consumer in the Dallas, Texas area discovered the problem and notified the Company. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported.

The recall affects 12-count boxes of Nancy's Petite Quiche bearing the packaging code 2184N. Nancy's is advising consumers to check the code dates of all 12-count Petite Quiche identified by UPC 77298 01285 in their freezer in order to determine whether the packages contain the 2184N code affected by this recall. These packages were produced on August 5, 2004.

Additional information on how to read our date codes will be provided on our web site (http://www.nancys.com/recall) starting Friday December 17, 2004. Any packages showing this date code should be returned to the local retailer for a full refund. Alternatively, consumers can contact 1-800-701-0812 or visit http://www.nancys.com/recall to have questions answered or receive shipping materials to return the product to the company for a refund.

Nancy's is taking this voluntary action to ensure the safety of its consumers and is working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service in the recall process. Nancy's is committed to the quality and integrity of its products and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to consumers and retail customers.


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