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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
May 26, 1998

PRODUCT
Refrigerated pizza in 10 ounce pop-open cans, 12 cans per case, under various private labels

a. Kroger Pizza Crust Ready To Bake, Distributed by The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH

b. America's Choice Pizza Crust, Distributed by Compass Foods, Montvale, NJ

c. Stop & Shop Roll Out, Top, and Bake Pizza Crust, Distributed by The Top & Shop Supermarket Company, Boston, MA

d. Price Chopper Roll Out, Top and Bake Hot'n Fresh Pizza Dough, Distributed by The Price Chopper, Inc., Schenectady, NY

e. Merico Roll Out, Top & Bake Pizza Crust, Distributed by Merico, Inc., St. Louis, MO

f. Weis Quality Hot'n Fresh Roll out...Top and Bake Pizza Crust, Packed for Weis Markets Inc., Sunbury, PA

g. Roundys Quality Ready To Bake Pizza Crust, Distributed by Roundy's Inc., Milwaukee, WI

h. Acme Hot 'N Fresh Pizza Crust, Distributed by American Procurement & Logistics Co., Salt Lake City, UT

i. Grand Union Read to Top & Bake Pizza Crust, Distributed by The Grand Union Co., Wayne, NJ

j. Flavorite Hot'n Fresh Roll Out, Top & Bake Pizza Crust, Distributed by Preferred Products, Inc., Chaska, MN

k. HyVee Pizza Crust, Distributed by Hy-Vee Inc., West Des Moines, IA

l. Food Club Roll Out..Top & Bake Hot'n Fresh Pizza Crust, Distributed by Topco Associates, Inc., Skokie, IL

m. Smith's Hot'n Fresh Roll Out, Top and Bake Pizza Crust, Distributed by Smith's Food & Drug, Layton, UT.

Recall #F-490-8.

CODE
All product with an expiration code of May 31, AFDxx or earlier.

MANUFACTURER
Merico, Inc., Carrollton, Texas.

RECALLED BY
The Earth Grains Company, Clayton, Missouri (responsible for labeling), by letter dated April 3, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
Approximately 5,200 - 7,000 cases were distributed.

REASON
Product contains undeclared milk.

 

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.