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The White Lily Foods Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat Flour in Three Rivers Self-Rising Cornmeal

Ron Spies
(210) 227-1401

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Knoxville, TN -- October 3, 2005 -- The White Lily Foods Company of Knoxville, Tennessee is recalling bags of self-rising cornmeal mix sold under the brand name "Three Rivers", because it contains undeclared wheat flour. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The self-rising cornmeal mix was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia through grocery stores and wholesalers.

The product is contained in (a) 5 lb. bags bearing dates beginning "29 MAR 06" and ending on "20 JUN 06"; and (b) 2 lb. bags bearing dates beginning "18 MAY 06" and ending on "26 JUN 06".

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing wheat flour was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the wheat flour.

This recall only covers self-rising cornmeal mix produced under the Three Rivers brand and does not affect any cornmeal, cornmeal mix or other products sold under the White Lily brand name.

Consumers who have purchased Three Rivers Self-Rising Cornmeal Mix with these dates may contact the company at 1-888-606-9907 for more information, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern.


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