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Pacific Oyster Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared
Sulfites In Nate's Spiced Prawns



Craig Urness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 28, 2011 - PACIFIC OYSTER COMPANY, Bay City, Oregon announces a voluntary recall of 194 cases (873 lbs) of NATE’S SPICED PRAWNS, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product was distributed from Pacific Oyster’s processing facility in Bay City, OR, to retailers in Oregon and Washington.

The product is sold under NATE’S SPICED PRAWNS brand, in 16 oz. glass jars (6 oz. drained weight). The UPC number is 0 27241 40069 7. The Sell by Dates are 11/17/2011, 12/14/2011, 12/28/2011, 1/7/2012, 1/26/2012, 2/15/2012, 3/9/2012, 4/4/2012, and 4/25/2012.

There are no reports of any allergic reaction to the product.

The recall is for production within the last 180 days. Sulfites were declared on the raw ingredient’s label, but were not carried over to the finished product’s label on Nate’s Spiced Prawn. A recent change in supplier of prawns resulted in the labeling oversight.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 503.905.4467. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday (Pacific time).



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