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Monterey Gourmet Foods Issues a Voluntary Recall of Mislabeled CIBO Naturals "Portabella Mushroom Ravioli" Due to Undeclared Lobster Meat

Contact:
Carl Anderson, Ph.D.
831-753-6262 Ext. 131

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Salinas, CA -- January 31, 2005 -- Monterey Gourmet Foods has issued a voluntary recall for CIBO Naturals Portabella Mushroom Grande Ravioli due to the undeclared presence of lobster meat, a known allergen. Some units of CIBO Natural's Atlantic Lobster Ravioli were inadvertently labeled as Portabella Mushroom Ravioli. Persons who have an allergy to lobster meat are at risk of a serious and possibly life threatening reaction if they consume this product.

The product being recalled is packaged as an 8 oz. unit with a UPC code of 81024 30061. Lobster is not listed as an ingredient listed on the label. The lot number is "Use or Freeze by Jan 29 2005".

The product being recalled was shipped to QFC in the northwestern state of Washington and to Kroger Company where it was distributed to retail stores in Cincinnati, OH, Atlanta, GA; Louisville, KY; Roanoke, VA; and Memphis, TN. No illness or allergenic reactions have been reported to the Company. Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the retail store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Monterey Gourmet Foods at 831-753-6262, X131.

Monterey Gourmet Foods is taking this voluntary recall action to ensure the safety of its consumers and is providing information to the US Food and Drug Administration during this recall.

Monterey Gourmet Foods is committed to producing safe, high quality and properly identified products for its customers and consumers, and sincerely regrets any inconvenience this voluntary recall has caused.
 

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