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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Sabanero Inc. Recalls Cheese for Frying and Grating


Alfonso Ibañez


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Miami, FL -- September 28, 2007 -- Sabanero Inc. is voluntarily recalling FOR FRYING and GRATING Cheese 5.5 pounds loafs with lot number 177, expiration date of October 22/07 made by COOPERATIVA  COLANTA in their San Pedro Plant  in  Colombia South America.  Only products with lot number 177 and expiration date: October 22, 2007 are subject to this recall. Products containing any other dates or references like in 10 oz. or 5.5 Lb. Regular, low Fat or For Frying Cheese are  not  subject to this recall and should not be returned. This recall was initiated because the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed a potential for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus.

Please inspect your entire inventory for any of the affected product. If you have any of this recalled date, immediately discontinue use, quarantine the product and return to Sabanero inc. as per the instructions contained in this letter.

This recall is being conducted to the consumer level.

Upon Receipt of this letter, take the following actions:

  • This recall extends to the consumer level. Immediately examine your inventory to include this 5.5 Lb. loaf lot #177 of FOR FRYING CHEESE and if you have any of the recalled date in stock, quarantine and discontinue dispensing the product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Your cooperation and prompt response is much appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Alfonso Ibañez at 305-588-0277 of Fax it at: 305-482-8218.


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