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Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen, Inc. Recalls Salads Due to Possible Bacteria Contamination

Contact:
Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen
800-642-9662

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Albert Lea, MN -- May 22, 2006 -- Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen, Inc. of Albert Lea, MN is voluntarily recalling approximately 54,000 pounds of salads 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. Mrs. Gerry's consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does look and smell good.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

These products have been sold under the following brands: Mrs. Gerry's, SYSCO, Knowlan's (Festival), Spoon River, and Fareway.

Affected product was distributed to a few distributors in the states of UT, ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, WI, IL, MI and reached consumers through a variety of distribution avenues including retail stores, foodservice and wholesale distributors. Consumers in those and adjoining states that possess any of these listed salads are asked by the company to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Mrs. Gerry's has had no previous recall in their 33 year history, during which time the company packed more than 272 million pounds of product.

Products and pack sizes listed below are those affected:

Product

Pack Size

Code Date

Gourmet Potato Salad

2-12 lb.

6/8/2006

Macaroni Salad

2-5 lb.

6/11/2006

Macaroni Salad

2-12 lb.

6/11/2006

White Macaroni

2-5 lb.

6/18/2006

White Macaroni

4-40 oz.

6/18/2006

White Macaroni

12-14 oz.

6/18/2006

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

2-5 lb.

6/18/2006

New York Style Potato Salad

2-5 lb.

6/11/2006

New York Style Potato Salad

12-14 oz.

6/11/2006

Spoon River Potato Salad

2-12 lb.

6/11/2006

Supreme Seafood

2-4 lb.

6/11/2006

Sysco B&B Supreme Seafood

2-4 lb.

6/11/2006

Summer Fresh Pasta

2-5 lb.

6/12/2006

Sysco B&B Summer Fresh Pasta

2-5 lb.

6/12/2006

Summer Fresh Pasta

12-14 oz.

6/12/2006

Sour Kream & Cheese Mac

2-5 lb.

6/9/2006

Sour Kream & Cheese Mac

12-14 oz.

6/9/2006

Deli Fresh Macaroni

2-11 lb.

6/19/2006

Sysco B&B Deli Fresh Macaroni

2-11 lb.

6/19/2006

Deli Fresh Macaroni

4-40 oz.

6/19/2006

Deli Fresh Macaroni

12-14 oz.

6/19/2006

Knowlan's Homestyle Potato Salad

2-12 lb.

6/10/2006

Shell Macaroni

2-12 lb.

6/10/2006

Shell Macaroni

2-5 lb.

6/10/2006

Shell Macaroni

12-14 oz.

6/10/2006

Smoked Turkey Jarlsberg Kit

2 kits

6/13/2006

Rigatoni Pasta Base

2-5 lb.

6/13/2006

King Krab Salad

2-5 lb.

6/10/2006

Seafood Royale

2-5 lb.

6/13/2006

Sysco B&B Seafood Royale

2-5 lb.

6/13/2006

Seafood Royale

12-10 oz.

6/13/2006

Tuna Salad

2-5 lb.

6/27/2006

Tuna Salad

2-5 lb.

7/2/2006

Tuna Salad

2-5 lb.

7/8/2006

Tuna Salad

2-5 lb.

7/11/2006

Tuna Salad

12-14 oz.

6/27/2006

Tuna Salad

12-14 oz.

7/2/2006

Tuna Salad

12-14 oz.

7/7/2006

Ham Salad

2-5 lb.

6/6/06

Ham Salad

2-5 lb.

6/12/06

Ham Salad

2-5 lb.

6/13/06

Ham Salad

2-5 lb.

6/17/06

Ham Salad

2-5 lb.

6/21/06

Ham Salad

12-14 oz.

6/6/06

Ham Salad

12-14 oz.

6/11/06

Ham Salad

12-14 oz.

6/16/06

Fareway Potato Salad

35 lb.

6/13/06

Fareway Potato Salad

2-5 lb.

6/13/06

Fareway Potato Salad

4-3 lb.

6/13/06

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen, Inc. at 800-642-9662.

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