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February 8, 2001

Safeway Drinking Water and Purified Water Recalled

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

Pleasanton, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Safeway Inc.  is recalling - or has recalled - Safeway brand drinking water and Safeway brand purified water because the products are unfit for food since they contain particulate matter.

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

PRODUCTS:
a) Safeway brand drinking water, one gallon (3.78L) clear plastic bottle with blue plastic cap, labeled in part: "SAFEWAY DRINKING drinking water
*** 1 GALLON (3.78) *** DISTRIBUTED BY SAFEWAY INC. P.O. BOX 99,
PLEASANTON, CA 94566-0009 PRODUCT OF U.S.A. ***".

Recall # F-200-1.

b) Safeway brand purified water, 1 gallon (3.78L) clear plastic bottle with red plastic cap, labeled in part: "SAFEWAY PURIFIED purified water
*** 1 GALLON (3.78L) *** DISTRIBUTED BY SAFEWAY INC. HEAD OFFICE: OAKLAND, CA 94660 PRODUCT OF U.S.A. ***".

Recall #F-201-1.

CODE:
Both products were identified with the code that reads
---"BEST BEFORE FEB 4"

MANUFACTURER:
Safeway Bottled Water Division, Tempe, Arizona.

RECALLED BY:
Safeway Inc., Pleasanton, California, by e-mail, on August 15, 2000. Firm-initiated recall *complete.

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

DISTRIBUTION:
Arizona and New Mexico.

QUANTITY:
The firm shipped 7,560 cases of purified water and 23,100 cases of drinking water. All products are sold in cases of six gallon bottles each.

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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