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Hirzel Canning Company Recalls Prima Qualita Meatless Spaghetti Sauce Due to Undeclared Cheese

Jessica Jackson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Toledo, OH -- October 21, 2005 -- Hirzel Canning Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling Prima Qualita brand Meatless Spaghetti Sauce from distribution in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Illinois, due to mislabeling of product packaged in 106 oz. cans of spaghetti sauce containing undeclared cheese.  People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The spaghetti sauce in question packed on August 30 and September 3 of this year, are labeled "Prima Qualita brand Meatless Spaghetti Sauce" and bear the code 5242X 1SGSA or 5246Y 1SGSA embossed on one of the container ends. No other cases of this product have been affected.

The company has since found and corrected the problem that caused the mislabeling to occur.

No illnesses have been reported from consumption of the suspect product.

The company has notified its distributors in the affected areas and is taking this action as a precautionary measure in cooperation with the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased 106 oz. cans of Prima Qualita Spaghetti Sauce with either of the 2 codes should return them unopened to the place of purchase for replacement.


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