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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Esh Foods LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crabmeat and Shrimp

Jason Stolzfus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Gordonville, PA -- August 11, 2005 -- Esh Foods LLC of Gordonville, PA, is recalling its 5 lb. packages of seafood spreads because they contain undeclared crabmeat cocktail and shrimp. People who have allergies to surimi, shrimp and milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were distributed to our customers in NJ, MD, PA on a refrigerated truck.

The product comes in a 5 lb. white plastic package which has our label on the top with a Julian date of #202. The product is sold at farmers markets in smaller unlabeled containers.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of seafood and milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased packages of the product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Jason Stolzfus at 717-768-8542.



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