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Worthington Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg And Milk in Worthington Vegetable Skallops

Contact:
Kris Charles
269-961-3551

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Battle Creek MI -- April 6, 2006 -- Worthington Foods of Battle Creek, MI is recalling about 9,456 cans of Worthington Vegetable Skallops because they may contain undeclared egg and milk. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg or milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected cans of Worthington Vegetable Skallops were distributed nationwide in the United States and in Oshawa, Canada through grocery and natural food retail stores and foodservice distributors.

The product is packaged in a 1 LB. 4 oz can with a green Worthington Vegetable Skallops label and a bar code of 28989 23303. Only cans with a manufacturing code beginning with 10055CS SK stamped on the bottom of the can are included in this alert.

No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the label for Worthington Vegetable Skallops, which does not declare egg or milk, was mistakenly applied to a limited number of cans containing a veggie hot dog type product containing egg and milk. Subsequently the packaging does not reveal the presence of egg or milk.

Consumers who have a Worthington Vegetable Skallops can with a bar code of 28989 23303 and a manufacturing code beginning 10055CS SK stamped on the bottom should call 1-800-557-6525.

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