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December 26, 2001

American Italian Pasta Company Has Recalled Mueller's Yolk Free Noodles

Kansas City, Mo (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC) has recalled approximately 5,000 cases of 12 oz. packages of Mueller's Yolk Free Medium and Wide Noodles style pasta (UPC codes 02965123 and 02965026). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported. The action is limited to the Mueller's Yolk Free Medium and Wide Noodle style pasta that is packaged in stand-up, block bottom packages.

Other UPC codes of Mueller's products are not affected.

Mueller's Yolk Free Medium and Wide Noodles have always contained egg whites. During the recent packaging redesign of these products, this fact was inadvertently omitted from the nutritional information contained on the new stand-up packages.

"We apologize to our retail partners, distributors and consumers for this inconvenience," said AIPC President Tim Webster. "We want to reassure everyone that this is a packaging issue, and not a product issue."

Consumers with these packages are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Mueller's Yolk Free medium and wide noodle style pasta is distributed in grocery and other retail outlets in Illinois, Maryland, Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Alabama.

Media with questions about the recall may contact Wendy Coffey, director of
corporate communications, AIPC, at (816) 584-5609.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call AIPC at 1-877-328-7278

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