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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Made-Rite Sandwich Company Recalls Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk

Made-Rite Sandwich Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Ooltewah, TN -- May 23, 2006 -- Made-Rite Sandwich Company of Ooltewah, TN is recalling approximately 27,000 chicken salad and tuna salad sandwiches because it has the potential to be contaminated with harmful bacteria. We are recalling these products because one of our suppliers provided us with an ingredient that was not processed in a manner to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

The products have been sold under the following brands: Great American Deli, Granny Green and Lil' Cindy's.

Affected product was distributed to FL, AL, MS, LA, GA, AR, TN, GA, NC, SC, VA, KY, OH, IN, MI and reached consumers through a variety of distribution avenues including retail stores, vending machines and wholesale distribution centers.

Products are packaged in triangle shaped clear plastic containers with a net weight of 5.0 ounces per sandwich.

Affected products are a potential risk for growth of bacteria due to the under-acidification of the celery used as an ingredient in the salads. Sandwich code dates include the following:

Tuna Salad 122
Tuna Salad 124
Tuna Salad 130
Chicken Salad 118
Chicken Salad 122
Chicken Salad 124
Chicken Salad 129

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Made-Rite Sandwich Company at 1-800-343-1327.


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