|FOOD AND DRUG
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
August 12, 1998
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.
(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.
Interfrost, Inc., Holly, New York (repacker); Virto S.A., Azagra, Spain (supplier of green
Interfrost, Inc., East Rochester, New York, by telephone, followed by letter dated July
21, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.
Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
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).
Product contains procymidone - a pesticide which is not allowed for use on green peppers.