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June 12, 2000

Sunkist Orange Juice Recalled in Southern California

Additional brands added June 13 - New information in red

Spokane, WA (SafetyAlerts) - Olympic Foods of Spokane, Wash., announced the voluntary removal from distribution of Knudsen®, Swiss®, Stater Bros and Sunkist Orange Juice From Concentrate in 16 oz. plastic bottles, coded JUL23 AND EARLIER, due to suspected product contamination. The product was packed by Santee Dairies of City of Industry, Calif., for Olympic Foods, a trademark licensee of Sunkist Growers. The distribution of this product was limited to Southern California.

There have been two instances where consumers detected and reported possible product contamination. The company is working with FDA and is in the process of having independant testing done to determine exactly what the contamination is, and its cause.  The recall affects approximately 37,000 bottles.

Consumers having any bottles of this product should return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

No other products of Olympic Foods, Santee Dairies or Sunkist Growers are involved.

For more information please contact Michelle Halverson of Olympic Foods at (509)455-8059.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 12, 2000.

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