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Seyfert's Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in Product

Darrel Troyer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Waterford, PA -- May 20, 2005 -- Troyer Potato Products, Inc. d/b/a: Seyfert's Foods of Waterford, PA is recalling Seyfert's Original Kettle Cooked Potato Chips with the Lot # 0720B15 because they may contain undeclared ingredients: milk, whey, or yellow dye # 5 in them. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, whey, or yellow dye #5 run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The chips were distributed in the retail food stores in the South Bend and Elkhart , Indiana market area.

The product can be found in the Seyfert's brand Original Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Lot # 720B15 ONLY.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing the above mentioned allergens was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk, whey, or yellow dye #5. Only 257 cases were manufactured with the possibility of the above allergens being included in the potato chip packaging. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

If you find you have this purchased this product with the above Lot #, please return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you have any questions concerning this recall, you may call the company at 1-800-458-0485.


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