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House of Thaller, Inc. Recalls Salads, Spreads, and Dips Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
House of Thaller, Inc.
1-800-462-3365

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Knoxville, TN -- May 19, 2006 -- House of Thaller, Inc. of Knoxville, TN is recalling approximately 160,000 pounds of Ham Salad, Chicken Salad, Turkey Salad, Tuna Salad, Seafood Salad, Seafood Salad Mix, Pea Salad Mix, Shrimp Salad, Artichoke Shrimp Dip, Crab Dip, Cajun Crab Dip because it has the potential to be contaminated with harmful bacteria. We are recalling these products because one of our suppliers provided us with an ingredient that was not processed in a manner to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. House of Thaller consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

These products have been sold under the following brands: Brand names included are House of Thaller, Kroger Brand, Mrs. Gerry's, Dairy Fresh, The Fresh Market, Southern Gourmet, and Southern Style.

Affected product was distributed to FL, IN, MI, MN, NC, OH, TN, TX and reached consumers through a variety of distribution avenues including retail stores, and wholesale distribution centers.

Products are packaged in a variety of sizes including retail and bulk. Clear plastic 7.5 oz and 12 oz rectangular containers, opaque round 14 oz containers, opaque plastic 5lb tubs, and plastic 10 lb & 20 lb bags of product are all included.

House of Thaller, Inc. affected products are a potential risk due to the under-acidification of the celery purchased as an ingredient in the salads spreads and dips.

Code dates include the following:

Product

Code Dates

Chicken Salad08 JUN 2006A LN2
Chicken Salad13 JUN 2006A LN2
Chicken Salad14 JUN 2006A LN2
Chicken Salad15 JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Salad21 JUN 2006A LN2
Chicken Salad21 JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Salad23 JUN 2006A LN2
Chicken Salad23 JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Salad30 JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Salad02 JUL 2006A LN2
Chicken Salad04 JUL 2006A LN2
Chef's Shortcut Chicken25 MAY 2006A LN2
Chef's Shortcut Chicken01 JUN 2006A LN2
Chef's Shortcut Chicken04 JUN 2006B LN2
Chef's Shortcut Chicken08 JUN 2006A LN2
Chef's Shortcut Chicken08 JUN 2006B LN2
Chef's Shortcut Chicken15 JUN 2006A LN2
Chef's Shortcut Chicken15 JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut30 MAY 2006A LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut04 JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut06 JUN 2006A LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut10 JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut13JUN 2006A LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut17JUN 2006B LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut17 JUN 2006Z LN2
Chicken Cranberry Walnut20 JUN 2006A LN2
Deli Chicken Salad14 JUN 2006A LN2
Deli Chicken Salad15 JUN 2006B LN2
Deli Chicken Salad16 JUN 2006A LN2
Deli Chicken Salad23 JUN 2006A LN2
Deli Chicken Salad23 JUN 2006Z LN2
Deli Chicken Salad02 JUL 2006A LN2
White Chicken Salad14 JUN 2006A LN2
White Chicken Salad02 JUL 2006A LN2
Deluxe White Chicken Salad31 MAY 2006A LN2
Deluxe White Chicken Salad05 JUN 2006B LN2
Deluxe White Chicken Salad07 JUN 2006A LN2
Deluxe White Chicken Salad12 JUN 2006B LN2
Deluxe White Chicken Salad17 JUN 2006A LN2
Gourmet Chicken Salad25 MAY 2006A LN2
Gourmet Chicken Salad01 JUN 2006A LN2
Gourmet Chicken Salad01 JUN 2006B LN2
Gourmet Chicken Salad08 JUN 2006A LN2
Gourmet Chicken Salad08 JUN 2006B LN2
Gourmet Chicken Salad15 JUN 2006B LN2
Gourmet Chicken Salad18 JUN 2006A LN2
Crab Dip06 JUN 2006A L3
Crab Dip10 JUN 2006B L3
Crab Dip13 JUN 2006A L3
Crab Dip17 JUN 2006B L3
Crab Dip01 JUL 2006A L3
Crab Dip01 JUL 2006B L3
Cajun Crab Dip17 JUN 2006A L3
Cajun Crab Dip21 JUN 2006B L3
Cajun Crab Dip01 JUL 2006A L3
Ham Salad06 JUN 2006A LN1
Ham Salad06 JUN 2006A LN2
Ham Salad06 JUN 2006B LN1
Ham Salad06 JUN 2006A LN2
Ham Salad07 JUN 2006B LN2
Ham Salad08 JUN 2006A LN2
Ham Salad10 JUN 2006Z LN2
Ham Salad11 JUN 2006A LN1
Ham Salad11 JUN 2006A LN2
Ham Salad12 JUN 2006B LN1
Ham Salad13 JUN 2006A LN2
Ham Salad13 JUN 2006B LN2
Ham Salad16 JUN 2006A LN1
Ham Salad17 JUN 2006B LN1
Ham Salad17 JUN 2006B LN2
Ham Salad17 JUN 2006Z LN2
Ham Salad21 JUN 2006A LN1
Ham Salad21 JUN 2006A LN2
Ham Salad22 JUN 2006A LN2
Pea Salad Mix04 JUL 2006A LN2
Seafood Salad06 JUN 2006A L3
Seafood Salad13 JUN 2006A L3
Seafood Salad13 JUN 2006B L3
Seafood Salad16 JUN 2006A LN2
Seafood Salad20 JUN 2006B L3
Seafood Salad23 JUN 2006B LN2
Seafood Salad26 JUN 2006A L3
Seafood Salad26 JUN 2006B L3
Seafood Salad29 JUN 2006A LN2
Gourmet Sea Salad17 JUN 2006A L3
Gourmet Sea Salad24 JUN 2006A L3
Gourmet Sea Salad01 JUL 2006A L3
Gourmet Sea Salad01 JUL 2006B L3
Gourmet Sea Salad01 JUL 2006C L3
Seafood Salad Mix14 JUN 2006A LN2
Seafood Salad Mix24 JUN 2006B LN2
Shrimp Salad31 MAY 2006A L3
Shrimp Salad05 JUN 2006B L3
Shrimp Salad07 JUN 2006A L3
Artichoke Shrimp Salad31 MAY 2006A L3
Artichoke Shrimp Salad04 JUN 2006B L3
Tuna Salad08 JUN 2006A LN2
Tuna Salad13 JUN 2006A LN2
Tuna Salad13 JUN 2006A L3
Tuna Salad15 JUN 2006B LN2
Tuna Salad16 JUN 2006A LN2
Tuna Salad20 JUN 2006A LN2
Tuna Salad20 JUN 2006A L3
Tuna Salad20 JUN 2006B L3
Tuna Salad23 JUN 2006A LN2
Tuna Salad23 JUN 2006B LN2
Tuna Salad27 JUN 2006A LN1
Tuna Salad27 JUN 2006A LN2
Tuna Salad27 JUN 2006B L3
Tuna Salad28 JUN 2006B LN2
Tuna Salad28 JUN 2006Z LN2
Tuna Salad01 JUL 2006A LN2
Tuna Salad01 JUL 2006A L3
Tuna Salad02 JUL 2006A LN1
Tuna Salad07 JUL 2006A LN1
Tuna Salad08 JUL 2006B LN1
Tuna Salad11 JUL 2006A LN2
Deli Tuna Salad14 JUN 2006A LN2
Deli Tuna Salad16 JUN 2006A LN2
Deli Tuna Salad21 JUN 2006A LN2
Deli Tuna Salad23 JUN 2006B LN2
Deli Tuna Salad27 JUN 2006B LN2
Deli Tuna Salad27 JUN 2006Z LN2
Deli Tuna Salad02 JUL 2006A LN2
SM Tuna Salad06 JUN 2006A LN2
SM Tuna Salad13 JUN 2006A LN2
SM Tuna Salad01 JUL 2006A LN2
Turkey Salad02 JUL 2006A LN2

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the House of Thaller, Inc. at 1-800-462-3365.

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