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CaJohns Fiery Foods Recalls Barbeque Sauces Due to Undeclared Anchovies, Soybeans and Wheat

Contact:
John Hard
1-888-703-3473

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Columbus, OH -- May 17, 2005 -- CaJohns Fiery Foods Company is voluntarily recalling 16-ounce glass bottles and 1-gallon size plastic jugs of several brands of barbeque sauces because they contain undeclared anchovies, soybeans, and wheat. People who have allergies to these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The specific brands of barbeque sauces being recalled are CaBoom! Bayou-Q Barbeque Sauce Spicy, CaBoom! Barbeque Sauce Hot, CaBoom! Bayou-Q Barbeque Sauce X Hot, Gecko Gary’s Brushfire Spicy BBQ Sauce, Irish Scream BBQ Sauce, and HDH Grillin’ Sauce. All lot codes of these sauces are being recalled for re-labeling.

The recalled barbeque sauces were distributed nationwide through retailers, mail order and web sites.

The problem was discovered by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials during a routine inspection of the firm. CaJohns Fiery Foods Company is working with the FDA on this recall. The firm has suspended distribution of these products until a new revised label listing the undeclared ingredients is acquired. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Distributors and retailers that have these products should immediately discontinue distribution and notify CaJohns Fiery Foods Company for instructions on handling the recalled products. Consumers or retailers with questions should contact the manufacturer at 888-703-3473.

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