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Henretty's Prime Meats Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Crab Cakes

Steve R. Henretty
(302) 239-4915

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Hockessin, DE -- October 5, 2005 -- Henretty's Prime Meats of Hockessin Delaware is recalling packages containing two 0.25 lb Crab Cakes, because they contain undeclared Eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The crab cakes were distributed through the retail store Hermans Quality Meat Shop located at 64 East Cleveland Avenue, Newark Delaware.

The crab cakes can be identified because they are packaged in yellow/orange styrofoam trays (two 0.25 lb crab cakes per tray), and the tray is shrink wrapped and the firms label is affixed to the packaging which reads "HENRETTY'S WORLD FAMOUS JUMBO CRAB CAKES" followed by the cooking instructions "Preheat Oven to 400 Bake for 20 minutes Remove Enjoy" No expiration date is indicated or manufacturing codes used. No ingredient statement is on the shrink wrapped package. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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

Consumers that have purchased "HENRETTY'S WORLD FAMOUS JUMBO CRAB CAKES" are urged to return it place of purchase or Henretty's Prime Meats at the address above. Consumers with questions may contact Henretty's Prime Meats at (302) 239-4915.


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