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R. L. Schreiber, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy and Milk in Beef Gravy Mix, Bar Code 1270, Lot Code E04A1

Contact:
Tina Michel
(800) 624-8777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Pompano Beach, FL -- May 19, 2006 -- R.L. Schreiber, Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida is recalling 1,368 - 12 oz packages of Beef Gravy Mix because it may contain undeclared soy and milk ingredients. Individuals with allergies or sensitivity to soy or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Beef Gravy Mix was distributed in Colorado Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma Pennsylvania, and West Virginia through foodservice distributors.

The product comes in a 12 oz white plastic bag labeled R. L. Schreiber, Inc. Beef Gravy Mix Bar Code 1270 marked with lot code number "E04A1" on the package label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing soy and milk ingredients was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy and milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused when an incorrect material was used in the company's production and packaging process for this single lot only.

Foodservice users who have purchased the E04A1 lot code of the 12 ounce package of Beef Gravy Mix are urged to return them to their distributor for a full refund. Users with questions may contact the company at 1-800-624-8777.

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