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Trader Joe's Company Recalls Sun Dried Tomato & Pesto Torta Code "Use by 05/29/05" Only

Contact:
Pat St. John
626-599-3779

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Monrovia, CA -- May 5, 2005 -- Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California is recalling Trader Joe's Sun Dried Tomato & Pesto Torta, because the producer notified Trader Joe's the product was sent to stores without an ingredient panel. The product contains almonds and cream cheese (dairy). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to nuts or dairy run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Trader Joe's Sun Dried Tomato & Pesto Torta, a refrigerated dip, was potentially sold from Trader Joe's retail stores in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.

This product, with code "Use by 05/29/05", was removed from sale in all Trader Joe's stores. There is no product with this code remaining in Trader Joe's inventory. There have been no reports of injury or illness from this product.

At Trader Joe's integrity is the heart of our business. Safety is of the utmost concern, and it is our mission to offer our customers the information they need to make informed purchasing decisions. As always, our customers are welcome to return this or any product to any of Trader Joe's stores at any time for a full refund.

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