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QFC Recalling Deli Tuna Salad Items in Washington and Oregon

Salad Items May Contain Milk Not Identified on Label


Tammy Bottcher
Denise Osterhues


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --SEATTLE,WA -- August 28, 2008 --- Quality Food Centers (QFC) said today it is recalling five deli tuna salad items sold at some QFC stores in Washington and Oregon. Salad dressing used to make these items may contain milk not listed on the label. Customers should return the product to stores for a refund or replacement.

The following deli-prepared items are included in the QFC recall:

Tuna Pecan SaladSell by:Aug. 29-30
Tuna Salad-Stuffed TomatoSell by:Aug. 29-30
Gourmet Tuna WrapSell by:Aug. 27-28
Custom-Prepared Whole Sandwich
      with Tuna Salad
Prepared:Aug. 25-26
Custom-Prepared Half Sandwich
      with Tuna Salad
Prepared:Aug. 25-26

People who are allergic to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported. For most consumers, there is no safety issue with the product.

The recall includes 74 QFC stores. QFC has already contacted all customers known to have purchased these items by telephone.

Customers with questions or concerns may call 1-800-632-6900.



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