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US Trading Co. Recalls JHC Brand Cooked Seasoning Anchovy Because it May Contain Salmonella

Contact:
Fanny Tov
1-800-453-5502

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Hayward, CA -- December 22, 2005 -- US Trading Co. of Hayward, California is recalling the following product because they may be contaminated with Salmonella:

"JHC Brand cooked seasoned anchovy (spicy)", Net Wt.: 7oz packed in clear plastic container

"JHC Brand cooked seasoned anchovy w/sesame", Net Wt.: 7oz, packed in clear plastic container

"JHC Brand cooked seasoned anchovy Net Wt.: 2oz, packed in clear plastic bag.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstance, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Cooked Seasoning Anchovy was distributed in retail stores throughout the state of California, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

There have been two reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of this product.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged to cease use and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-453-5502.

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