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E.D. Smith & Sons, LP Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Fat Free Garden French Dressing

 

Contact:
Theresa Upshall/1-519-527-0610, ext. 330
Dorothy Pethick/1-905-643-1211, ext. 5543

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 25, 2007 -- E.D. Smith & Sons, LP of Seaforth, Ontario, Canada is voluntarily recalling 16 ounce bottles of "Wegmans Fat Free Garden French Dressing" because they may contain undeclared milk. Anyone who is allergic to milk should not consume this product. People who are allergic to milk and eat this product run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. There is no risk to individuals who are not allergic to milk.

The recalled "Wegmans Fat Free Garden French Dressing" was distributed in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland in retail stores.

The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic bottle. Wegmans Fat Free Garden French Dressing, bearing the UPC 77890 81871 and is marked with best before date code of AUG 22 07 (This code is followed by a 4-digit military time stamp). The code is located on the back of the neck label. This is the only date code affected.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, and there is no risk to consumers who are not allergic to milk.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the one ingredient (milk) was not on the ingredient statement of the package. This has been rectified.

Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of "Wegmans Fat Free Garden French Dressing" bearing the UPC 77890 81871 and is marked with best before date code of AUG 22 07 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with question may contact the company at 1-519-527-0610.

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