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Home Made Brand Foods Inc. Issued Allergy Alert on Listeria in Classic Tuna Salad

Contact:
Mary Bellerose
978-462-3663 ext. 327

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Newburyport, MA -- October 14, 2005 -- Home Made Brand Foods Inc., 2 Opportunity Way, Newburyport, MA 01950 is recalling Classic Tuna Salad, expiration date 10/16/05, due to Listeria contamination.

Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.

The problem was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

As a result of the above findings, Home Made Brand Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling all tuna salad products with expiration dates of 10/16/05 - 11/07/05.

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

Consumers who have purchased Classic Tuna Salad should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (978) 462-3663 Ext. 327.

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