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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Moveable Feast, Inc. Recalls Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Moveable Feast, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Moonachie, NJ -- April 24, 2006 -- Moveable Feast, Inc. of Moonachie, New Jersey is recalling Smoked Scottish and Smoked Norwegian Salmon, 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.

Product was distributed through retail stores, home delivery grocers, and direct delivery.

Whole or sliced sides of Norwegian and Scottish salmon in sealed plastic packages with a pack date 04/14/2006 and labeled CHEF ALAIN'S. 4 oz Scottish and Norwegian smoked salmon with sell by: 05/04/2006. 4 oz. gravalox smoked salmon with sell by: 05/04/2006 and labeled CHEF ALAIN'S.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that a sample of the finished product contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased CHEF ALAIN'S products listed above are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-201-939-4500.


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