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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
August 12, 1998

PRODUCT
Products containing green pepper strips: a) Frozen green pepper strips, packed in bulk 20-lb. cases. The cases are identified with a ink jet printer. The cases are identified, 1 x 20 lb Chef's Garden Green Pepper Strips 33166. The responsible firm on the label is Interfrost, Inc., E. Rochester, NY. b) Frozen red and green pepper strips and onions, packed in 16 oz. plastic bags, 12 bags to a shipping case. There are two brand names, DeMoulas and Weis. For both brands the product is known as Pepper and Onion Stir Fry c) Frozen red and green pepper strips, packed in 8 oz. plastic bags, 12 bags to a shipping case. There are two brand names, DeMoulas and Weis. The product is labeled as Pepper Strips for the DeMoulas brand and labeled as Mixed Pepper Strips for the Weis brand. Recall #F-569/571-8.

CODE
(a)  The code, H59 33166, is applied by an ink jet printer to
the outside of the cardboard case.

(b)  Demoulas brand:  H59 32956, H59 33007 and H59 33158;  Weis brand:  H59 32932

(c)  Demoulas brand:  H59 33118, H59 33156, and H59 33245;  Weis brand: H59 32929 and H59 33099.

MANUFACTURER
Interfrost, Inc., Holly, New York (repacker); Virto S.A., Azagra, Spain (supplier of green pepper strips).

RECALLED BY
Interfrost, Inc., East Rochester, New York, by telephone, followed by letter dated July 21, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.

QUANTITY
a) 100/20-lb. cases
b) DeMoulas brand: 250 cases (12 per case)
   Weis brand: 126 cases (12 per case)    
c) DeMoulas brand: 450 cases (12 per case)
   Weis Brand: 360 cases (12 per case).

REASON
Product contains procymidone - a pesticide which is not allowed for use on green peppers.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.