February 12, 2002American Italian Pasta Company Has
Recalled Mueller's Yolk Free Wide Noodle Style Pasta
Kansas City, MO (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that American Italian Pasta
Company has recalled approximately 2,650 cases of 12 oz. packages of
Mueller's Yolk Free Wide Noodle Style Pasta (UPC code 02965123 with lot
codes beginning 121903Y and 122003Y) because the ingredient statement fails
to declare eggs. 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 Wide Noodle style pasta in stand-up, block bottom
The recall extension is related to prior efforts to correct the ingredient
statement on the package label during the original recall. This recall
extension is limited to only those stand-up block bottom packages that do
not have a correction label applied over the original ingredient statement.
If the ingredient statement on the package notes the presence of eggs and
egg whites, that product is not subject to this recall extension.
Mueller's Yolk Free Wide Noodle style pasta is distributed in grocery and
other retail outlets in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois,
Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Other UPC codes of Mueller's products are not affected.
Consumers with these packages are urged to return them to the place of
purchase for a full refund.
"We apologize to our retail partners, distributors and consumers for this
inconvenience," said Timothy S. Webster, President and Chief Executive
Officer. "We want to reassure everyone that this is a packaging issue, and
not a product issue."
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.