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Bay Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish, Soy and Wheat in "America’s Choice® Classic Caesar Dressing"

Ron Bottrell, Hill & Knowlton Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Westchester, Ill.-- March 31, 2008 -- Bay Valley Foods is recalling 535 cases of "America's Choice® Classic Caesar Dressing" because some of the bottles produced in February 2008 have an incorrect ingredient label on the back of the bottle. The incorrect label on the back includes ingredient and nutrition information for Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing and does not declare the presence of fish, soy and wheat. Consumers who have allergies to fish, soy and wheat run the risk of a serious or life threating allergic reaction if they consume the mislabeled product.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this alert, and there is no risk to consumers who are not allergic to fish, soy and wheat.

The recalled bottles of "America's Choice Classic Caesar Dressing" were distributed through Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) stores including A&P, Super Fresh, Food Basics USA, and Waldbaum's in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and the District of Columbia.

The recalled product, "America's Choice Classic Caesar Dressing" comes in a 16 ounce plastic bottle and is marked with a "best before" date code of 02-09-09 that can be found on the back label. If the ingredient label on the back is for "Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing," consumers may return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Bay Valley Foods Consumer Response Department at 1-800-983-0823.

Photo: Product Label


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