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Beaverton Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs, Metabisulfite and Yellow No.5 in Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish

Contact:
Beaverton Foods, Inc.
1-800-223-8076

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Hillsboro, OR -- July 19, 2005 -- Beaverton Foods, Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon is recalling Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish Code N172, because the labeling may not declare the eggs, Metabisulfite and Yellow No.5 contained in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, sulfites and/or Yellow No.5 run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this limited mislabeled product.

Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish was distributed nationwide in retail grocery chain stores.

Wasabi Horseradish is packaged in a 9.5oz clear plastic squeeze bottle. The product is a light green typical of Wasabi products packaged under the brand name of Inglehoffer. Below the black lid on the shoulder of the jar is a code of N172.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after if was discovered that Wasabi Horseradish containing eggs, sulfites and Yellow No.5 was distributed in packaging with another product’s ingredient statement, thereby not disclosing the known allergens for the Wasabi Horseradish. Additional steps and procedures in the production process have been added to prevent this from happening in the future.

Consumers who have purchased Inglehoffer 9.5oz Wasabi Horseradish with Code N172 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or call Beaverton Foods, Inc. for refund or replacement product. Consumers with questions may contact Beaverton Foods, Inc. at 503.646.8138 or 1.800.223.8076.

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