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Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Recalls BBQ Beans Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Herb Grimes
405-735-2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Moore, OK -- August 24, 2005 -- Allison's Gourmet Kitchens of Moore, Oklahoma is recalling BBQ Beans, because it has a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled product was distributed to retail and food service outlets in Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas. The product was packaged under the Allison's Deli Fresh label.

The product is packaged in 1 pound and 3 pound plastic deli cups as well as 5 pound plastic food service buckets with "Use By" dates of 9/25/05, 9/28/05 and 9/29/05 on the tops of the lids or sides of the container.

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

The recall is the result of routine testing of finished product. Allison's Gourmet Kitchens has ceased the production and distribution of the product until the source of the possible contamination can be determined.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Allison's Gourmet Kitchens at 405-735-2017.

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