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Safeway Recalls Bread in Parts of California and Nevada


Teena Massingill, 925-467-3810
Espe Greenwood, 925-467-2212


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Pleasanton, Calif., — March 9, 2007 — Safeway Inc. today announced it is voluntarily recalling several of its private label bread products sold at Safeway and Pak ’n Save stores in Northern California and Northwest Nevada. The products may contain wire fragments from production machinery. The recall does not affect products sold at the Company’s Vons or Pavilions stores.

The recall affects the following products with "Best Before" dates up to and including March 17, 2007. (Example: Mar 17)

ProductUPC Code #
Pak ’n Save Wheat Bread113827210002
Safeway Butter Top Wheat Bread21130-18089
Safeway Butter Top White Bread21130-18088
Safeway Crushed Wheat Bread21130-18133
Safeway Super Kids Bread21130-18336
Safeway Whole Grain Bread21130-18147
Safeway Premium White Bread21130-18325
Safeway Premium Wheat Bread21130-18225
Safeway Oven Joy White Bread007989305190
Safeway Oven Joy Wheat Bread007989305191
Safeway Texas Toast Bread21130-18198

The recall also affects the following products with "Best Before" dates up to and including March 15, 2007. (Example: Mar 15)

ProductUPC Code#
Pak ’n Save White Bread003827210001
Safeway Premium White Sandwich Bread21130-18330
Safeway Pan  Blanco Bread007989305010
Safeway French Toasting Bread21130-18199
Safeway 100% Wheat Bread21130-18207

The "Best Before" date can be found on the plastic closure. The UPC number can be found on the bottom panel of bread bag. Customers who purchased these products in Northern California or Northwest Nevada can return the bread to their local store for a full refund.

While Safeway has received customer complaints, no injuries have been reported. The production machinery in question has been repaired and the production line cleaned. Safeway values its customers and apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.


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