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Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Press Release


Company Contact:
Alan Oliver, CEO 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5, 2010 - Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen, Inc. of Albert Lea, MN has been notified by a supplier that a certain seasoning ingredient it supplied to Mrs. Gerry’s contains hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody) and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more severe complications including endocarditis, arthritis and arterial infections such as infected aneurysms. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov. As a precautionary measure, Mrs. Gerry’s is voluntarily recalling a limited number of products.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.

Mrs. Gerry’s is recalling the following items sold to retailers and distributors: MN, IA, SD, ND, NE, KS, CO, WI, MI, IL, MO.


UPC                                       Description                                           Size / Packaging                                Use by Date

17839 79075                        Old Fashioned Spinach Dip           12/12 oz. plastic container            1/27 – 4/22/10

17839 79005                        Old Fashioned Spinach Dip           2/5 lb. plastic container                 1/27 – 4/14/10

70322 00492                        Old Home Spinach Dip                   12/8 oz. plastic cup                           1/27 – 4/22/10


These products should not be eaten. Customers may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

No other Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen, Inc. products are affected.

Mrs. Gerry’s is notifying the FDA of this voluntary recall. Consumers with questions may contact Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen, Inc.’s Customer Service Department between the hours of 7:30am – 4pm CST Monday through Friday at 1-800-642-9662 or see the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov.



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