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August 2, 2001

FDA First Notice: Hostess Cherry Fruit Pie and Countrys' Delight Cherry Pie Recalled

Schiller Park, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Wis-Pak of Quincy is recalling certain Hostess Cherry Fruit Pie and Countrys' Delight Cherry Pie because the products were contaminated with glass.

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

Recall number F-439-1 is assigned to both brands of cherry pie.

a.) Hostess Fruit Pie,Cherry, net wt. 4.5 oz., packaged in a paper wrapper. The responsible firm on the label is Interstate Brands Corp., Kansas City, MO.
b.) Countrys' Delight Cherry Pie, net wt. 4.5 oz., packaged in a paper wrapper. The responsible firm on the label is Certified Grocers Midwest, Inc., Hodgkins,

Interstate Brands Corp., Schiller Park, IL

Interstate Brands Companies, Kansas City, MO, sent a letter on 11/28/00, to the vending machine customers informing them the product may contain a foreign
substance and was being withdrawn. The product was removed from the retail shelves by company route sales personnel beginning on 11/28/00.


**Completed recall: FDA states 'completed recall' indicates the company has removed all affected product from store shelves,  it does not necessarily mean this particular product lot, or codes, have been fully accounted for.

Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Columbus, OH, Columbus, IN, and Davenport, IA

54,240 pies (53,040 under the Hostess label; 1,200 under the Country Delight label)

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 August 2, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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