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Knouse Foods, Inc. Announces Recall of Apple Sauce in Glass Jars

 

Contact:
Scott Briggs
Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.
(717) 677-8181 ext. 1049
sbriggs@knouse.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 11, 2009 - Peach Glen, PA - Knouse Foods, Inc. announced today that effective immediately, they have decided to voluntarily recall apple sauce (23.5 and 25 oz glass jars only) with the following Best By Dates for these specific UPC Codes:

Label and Item Description

Best By Date

UPC Code

Apple Barn Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.4/3/2012002246123
Better Valu Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.1/19/2012007980198940
Better Valu Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.1/20/2012007980198940
Flavorite Apple Sauce - Cinnamon - 12/25 oz.1/20/2012004113002891
Flavorite Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.1/19/2012004113014171
Flavorite Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.1/20/2012004113014171
Food Club Apple Sauce - Chunky - 12/25 oz.2/8/2011003680022117
Food Club Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.1/20/2012003680012312
Gefen Apple Sauce - Natural - 12/25 oz.1/19/2012001006911910
Gefen Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.1/19/2012001006910521
Gefen Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.4/6/2012001006910521
Giant Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.4/6/2011068826701654
Giant Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.4/8/2011068826701654
Giant Eagle Apple Sauce - Chunky - 12/25 oz.12/8/2011003003401758
Giant Eagle Apple Sauce - Chunky - 12/25 oz.4/13/2012003003401758
Greenway Apple Sauce - Unsweetened Organic - 12/25 oz.12/9/2011007062535031
Harvest Farms Apple Sauce - Unsweetened Organic - 12/25 oz.12/9/2011008685403780

 

Label and Item Description

Best By Date

UPC Code

Hy Top Apple Sauce - Cinnamon - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012005070001101
IGA Apple Sauce - Cinnamon - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012004127003391
IGA Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012004127089344
IGA Apple Sauce - Unsweetened - 12/25 oz.
4/7/2012004127002879
Key Food Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
4/6/2012007329609670
Key Food Apple Sauce - Unsweetened - 12/25 oz.
4/6/2012007329609640
King Kullen Apple Sauce - Natural Chunky - 12/23.5 oz.
12/8/20110024090
Kroger Apple Sauce - Chunky - 12/25 oz.
12/8/2011001111081925
Market Basket Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012004970506297
Market Basket Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
4/6/2012004970506297
Market Basket Apple Sauce - Unsweetened - 12/25 oz.
4/7/2012004970506296
Master Choice Apple Sauce - Unsweetened Organic - 12/25 oz.
12/9/2011004131035841
Nature’s Basket Apple Sauce - Organic Unsweetened - 12/25 oz.
12/9/2011003003405328
Nature’s Promise Apple Sauce - Organic Unsweetened - 12/25 oz.
12/9/2010068826705968
New Yorker Apple Sauce - Natural Chunky - 12/23.5 oz.
4/13/2012005130070623
Parade Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012005070028081
Parade Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
4/6/2012005070028081
Piggly Wiggly Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
12/3/2011004129025117
Piggly Wiggly Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012004129025117
Piggly Wiggly Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
4/6/2012004129025117
Price Wise Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012004323500556
Richfood Apple Sauce - Cinnamon - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012001116607108
Richfood Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/19/2012001116607091
Richfood Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012001116607091
Richfood Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
4/6/2012001116607091
Richfood Apple Sauce - Unsweetened - 12/25 oz.
4/7/2012001116607187
Shur Savings Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012001540055202
Shur Savings Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
4/6/2012001540055202
Super A Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/19/2012002362714003
Wegmans Apple Sauce - Chunky - 12/25 oz.
12/8/2010007789015963
Wegmans Apple Sauce - Natural Chunky - 12/23.5 oz.
12/8/2010007789010692
Wegmans Apple Sauce - Natural Chunky - 12/23.5 oz.
4/13/2011007789010692
Weis Apple Sauce - Chunky - 12/25 oz.
12/8/2011004149721654
White Rose Apple Sauce - Cinnamon - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012007480718497
White Rose Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/19/2012007480718490
White Rose Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012007480718490
White Rose Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
4/3/2012007480718490
Wightman’s Apple Sauce - Regular - 12/25 oz.
1/20/2012No UPC Code

 

The reason for the recall is that we have received reports of imperfections on the outer rim of the glass jars received from one of our suppliers which may chip when the lid is removed on jars with these Best By Dates.  Knouse Foods has not received any reports of injuries or illness associated with the above products.  

As a food processor, Knouse Foods, Inc. takes safety very seriously and we have already advised our customers to remove existing product from store shelves with the Best By date listed above. 

Additionally, at this time we are advising consumers not to consume product with the specific Best By date listed above.  Consumers may return purchased product to the store where purchased for a refund/exchange in accordance with store policy.

Knouse Foods is conducting a thorough examination of this product to determine the exact cause and extent of the problem, and has secured the assistance of the Food & Drug Administration as well.

Thus far we have identified and isolated the facility at which the glass jars were manufactured. We are working closely with our glass supplier on this issue and have placed a ‘hold’ on any additional shipping of this product.

We are conducting this recall on a voluntary basis as we are fully committed to the highest standards of quality and are working diligently to address this problem. Consumers can contact the firm by calling 717-677-9115 from 8 to 5 pm EDT.

 

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