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 This release was revised March 29, 2007 to include additional information.

Recall -- Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Guida's Milk and Ice Cream Withdraws Guida Label Lowfat Chocolate Half-Pint Containers Due to Possible Presence of Food Grade Sanitizer

Hugh O'Hare
800-832-8929, ext. 225

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- New Britain, CT -- March 29, 2007 -- Guida's Milk & Ice Cream, New Britain, CT is conducting a voluntary recall of Guida Label Lowfat Chocolate (1/2% Milkfat) half-pints (product code 138) with sell date of APR 13.

The products are being recalled because they may contain a presence of food grade sanitizer containing less than 1% phosphoric acid, acetic acid, nitric acid, and organic acids which may cause a burning sensation in the mouth, stomach ache, nausea and dizziness.

Approximately 17,750 half-pints were distributed primarily to schools, some hospitals and retail accounts in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The issue was a result of human error in not following our Company's standard operating procedures. Guida's has taken the necessary corrective action to prevent this from occurring again.

We have received several reports of children experiencing illness (stomach ache, nausea) after drinking the product.

Consumers that have the product should not consume it and return it to the store and/or distributor.

This recall is being made in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Customers with questions may contact Guida's Dairy at 800-832-8929 ext. 550 or visit our website at: http://www.supercow.com/product_recall_info.html.


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