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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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S. Abraham & Sons is Subrecalling Scobee Foods, Inc. Double Chili Dogs With Cheese Because of Potential Health Hazard

Contact:
Jerry Abraham
616-453-6358, ext. 209

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Grand Rapids, MI -- December 27, 2005 -- Scobee Foods, Inc of Dallas, TX. is recalling 364 packages of Double Chili Dogs with Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

While Scobee Foods only sold the product in Texas and Michigan, S. Abraham & Sons, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan has further sold the recalled product through convenience foods stores in the States of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

The product comes in a clear plastic package and contains two individual chili dogs with cheese per package. The product sold in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin has a blue and white label with the brand name "Grill." All products are labeled as "Net Weight 8oz." and have a sell by date of 010806 and lot code 335 stamped in black ink in the top right corner of the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall is the result of a routine sampling program by the Texas Department of State Health Services which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. Scobee has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Scobee Grill Double Chili Dogs with Cheese are urged to return it to the place of purchase or contact the company for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-726-9424.

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