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February 8, 2001

Spartan Stores Brownie Recall

First public notice issued by FDA of 'completed recall'...

Grand Rapids, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Spartan Stores, Inc. is recalling - or has recalled - Glenís Markets and Ashcraftís Markets brands of brownies because the product contained undeclared sweetened condensed milk.

This is the first public notice of this Class II recall issued by FDA.

Glenís Markets and Ashcraftís Markets brands of brownies, produced between August 22, 2000 and September 14, 2000, of the following types:

a) Plain Brownies Giant. Recall #F-177-1.
b) Walnut Brownies Giant. Recall # F-178-1.   
c) Peanut Butter Brownies Giant. Recall #F-179-1.
d) Fudge Brownies 8"SQ. Recall #F-180-1.
e) Fudge Nut Brownies 8"SQ. Recall #F-181-1.
f) Peanut Butter Fudge 8"SQ. Recall #F-182-1.
g) M&M Brownies Giant. Recall #F-183-1.

All packages contain one large brownie covered with plastic wrap. Giant brownies are 26 oz. and all others are 20 oz.

All brownies with sell by dates from 8/27/00 to 9/19/00.

15 Glenís Markets and 8 Ashcraftís Markets all owned by Spartan Stores, Inc., through its subsidiary, Spartan Retail. Brownies were baked and sold at retail in each store. No wholesale distribution occurred.

Spartan Stores, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI., by E-mail on September 14, 2000 and a follow-up call the same day. Firm-initiated recall *complete. The firm obtained assistance and coordinated the recall with the Michigan
Department of Agriculture, Food and Dairy Division.

*Completed recall: While the FDA has completed processing of this particular recall, it does not mean this particular product has been fully accounted for.

Northern Michigan.

Approximately 3,000 packages of brownies (one brownie per package) were produced during the 19-day period up to September 14, 2000. Approximately 225 packages of brownies were remaining on store shelves as
of September 14, 2000.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 8, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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