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Future Food Ltd. Recalls Krab Supreme Dip and Supreme Krab Dip

Contact:
Emily Alfano
1-800-318-7229

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Dallas, TX -- August 11, 2006 -- Future Food Ltd, Dallas TX, is recalling 7-oz and 12-oz packages of Krab Supreme Dip and Supreme Krab Dip, sold under the brand names of Salads of the Sea, Hen House and Fisherman's Market, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections 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.

Krab Dip Supreme and Supreme Krab Dip were distributed in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas in the retail stores of Winn-Dixie, Harris Teeter, Kash n Karry, Ball's and Hen House.

The product was sold under the Salads of the Sea, Hen House and Fisherman's Market brands and is packaged in 7-oz and 12-oz round and rectangular shaped containers. The use by code date on the product is August, 23, 2006 (8/23/06) and will be indicated on either the top or bottom of the container. Lot code for the product is 06186.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing of the product in one of the states where it is distributed. Testing revealed that a package of the finished product contained Listeria Monocytogenes. Future Food will have no more of this product produced while it continues its investigation into the source of the problem. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased packages of this product with the August 23rd code date are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard it. Consumers with questions can call the company at 1-800-318-7229.

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