August 2, 2001FDA First Notice: Hostess Cherry
Fruit Pie and Countrys' Delight Cherry Pie Recalled
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substance and was being withdrawn.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.
FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
**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.
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