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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
April 28, 1999

J.R. Simplot Company Recalls Processed Frozen Carrots and Mixed Frozen Vegetables

PRODUCT
Processed frozen carrots and mixed frozen vegetables:
1. Schwan's Stir Fry, 32 oz. poly labeled "Schwan's STIR FRY VEGETABLES **", product is packed 12/32oz bags/case, case similarly labeled.
2. Scandinavian blend, 32 oz. poly bag, labeled in part "SIMPLOT CLASSIC ** Scandinavian Blend**". Product is packed 12/32 oz. bags/case, 24 lb. case similarly labeled.
3. Stir fry under three labels in poly bags. In November the Schwan's Canada replaced the Haugin's label on the cases. a) "Schwan's STIR FRY VEGETABLES", 12/32 oz. poly/case. b) Poly bag and case labeled "Schwan?s Canada STIR FRY VEGETABLES" c) Poly bag labeled "Schwan's Canada STIR FRY VEGETABLES", cases labeled "HAUGIN?S FARM BRAND FROZEN STIR FRY VEGETABLES" Product is packed 12/32 oz. bags (US) or 12/1Kg (Canadian) per case.
4. Pasta blend under three labels in poly bags. In May the Schwan?s CANADA replaced the Haugin's cases. The poly bags and cases labeled: a)"Schwan?s SUMMER GARDEN PASTA BLEND ** NET WT. 32 oz ***", b) Cases labeled "HAUGIN?S FARM BRAND". Poly bags labeled "Schwan's CANADA", packed 12/1kg per case. c) Cases and poly bags labeled "Schwan?s CANADA", packed 12/1kg per case
5. Diced carrots under two labels: a) Poly bag labeled in part "SIMPLOT CLASSIC ** Diced Carrots **" packed 12/30 oz. poly bags per case. 24 lb. case similarly labeled. b) Non-labeled poly bag, case labeling "THE INN ** DICED CARROTS ** NET WT 50***"
6. Shoestring carrots under three labels: a) Poly bag labeled in part "Simplot CLASSIC SHOESTRING CARROTS ** NET WT. 32 OZ". Product packed 12/32 oz. per case. 24 Lb. case similarly labeled. b) Clear plastic lined case, case labeled in part "SANDRIDGE SHOESTRING CARROTS ** NET WT 40 LBS***" c) Clear plastic lined case, case labeled in part "CHEF AMERICA SHOESTRING CARROTS ** 40#***"
7. Vegetable blend under the Classic label. This product is intended for restaurant use. Poly bags do not contain labeling, bags packed 12/32 oz. bags/case. Case labeled "Classic Sugar Snap Peas SS Corn SS Carrots".
8. Vegetable blend, Seiyu 3 way mixed vegetables, 20/500 gr., destined for Japanese market. Product labeled in Japanese. Product is distributed by Nichirei.
9. Peas and carrots blend under 2 labels: a) Polar brand in 2 sizes: clear poly lined case, case labeled in part "***POLAR Peas & Diced Carrots NET WT. 20 LBS.***"; and poly bags labeled in part "***POLAR Peas and Diced Carrots NET WT. 40 OZ*** contained in 30 lb. cases similarly labeled. b) Poly bags labeled in part "***All Kitchens Peas & carrots ** NET WT. 40 OZ.***" packed 12/40 oz. Per case, case similarly labeled.
10. Petite peas and carrots blend, 32oz. poly bags labeled in part "SIMPLOT CLASSIC ** Peas and Shoestring Carrots**", packed 12/32 oz. per case, 30 lb. case similarly labeled.
11. Peas and diced carrots, 40 oz. poly bags labeled in part "**SIMPLOT CLASSIC ** Peas and Diced Carrots **". Packed 12/40 oz. per 30 lb. case, case similarly labeled.
12. Mixed vegetables in non-labeled poly lined 40lb. case, case labeled in part "All Kitchens ** 20 LB BULK ** MIXED VEGETABLES"
13. Mixed vegetables under two labels: a) "Ligo I.Q.F. MIXED VEGETABLES" 12/1 KG b) "NICHIREI MIXED VEGETABLES NET Wt. 1Kg"
14. Mixed vegetables with Japanese labeling. Case states packed by J.R. Simplot, Boise, Idaho. Product distributed by Nichirei.
15. Polar brand mixed vegetables, 2 sizes: bulk -clear poly bags in cases labeled in part "POLAR MIXED VEGETABLES ** NET WT 20 LBS***"; and poly bags labeled in part "POLAR Mixed Vegetables NET WT. 40 ozs.***" packed 12/40 oz. bags per case, 30 lb. cases similarly labeled.
16. ACME brand in plastic bags labeled Acme Mixed Vegetables. Product is cased 24/10 oz. and 12/32 oz.
17. Classic brand mixed vegetables in plastic bag labeled in part "SIMPLOT CLASSIC ** Mixed Vegetables NET WT. 40 OZ.**", packed 12/40 oz. per case, case similarly labeled.
18. Bulk diced carrots contained in poly lined totes. Totes contain a tote ticket/tote tag with J.R. Simplot's name, product code, day code. The diced carrots are in 1,400 lb. totes. a) Diced A1 b) Diced A3
19. Bulk shoestring carrots contained in poly lined totes. Totes contain a tote ticket/tote tag with J.R. Simplot's name, product code, day code. The shoestring carrots are in 1,100 lb. totes. a) Shoestring A1 b) Shoestring A3. Recall #F-300/318-9

CODE
Most of the products utilize the same type of coding system,i.e., 8CW247 00:00 2-5 631st digit = year 2nd/3rd digit = plant (CW is the Quincy, WA plant)247 = Julian date00:00 = military time (all times are involved in the recall)2-5 = designates the line number (line 2, line 3, etc.)last two digits = ?1. Schwan's Stir Fry 12/32 oz.: 8CW247 00:00 2-5 63, 8CW248 00:00 2-5 63, 8CW259 00:O0 2-5 63, 8CW260 00:00 2-5 63, 8CW261 00:00 2-5 63, 8CW288 00:00 2-5 64, 8CW289 00:00 2-5 64, 8CW290 00:00 2-5 64,2. Classic Scandinavian 12/32 oz. 8CW62, 8CW63, 8CW78, 8CW79, 8CW257, 8CW2583. Schwan's stir fry, 12/32 oz. 8CW63 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW64 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW90 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW91 00:00 2-5 58, 8CW98 00:00 2-5 58, 8CW99 00:00 2-5 58, 8CW119 00:00 2-5 58, 8CW120 00:00 2-5 58 Schwan's Canada/Haugins stir fry 12/1 Kg (either label would be used) 8CW118 00:00 2-5 58, 8CW119 00:00 2-5 584. Schwan's summer pasta 12/32 oz. 8CW70 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW71 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW72 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW93 00:00 2-5 58, 8CW94 00:00 2-5 58, 8CW204 00:00 2-5 61, 8CW205 00:00 2-5 61, 8CW211 00:00 2-5 61, 8CW212 00:00 2-5 61, 8CW268 00:00 2-5 63, 8CW269 00:00 2-5 63, 8CW270 00:00 2-5 63, 8CW328 00:00 2-5 65, 8CW329 00:00 2-5 65 Schwan's Canada/Haugins Pasta 12/1 Kg 8CW71 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW72 00:00 2-5 57, 8CW238 00:00 2-5 62, 8CW239 00:00 2-5 625. Classic diced carrots 12/32 oz. 8CW290, 8CW291 Inn Foods diced, 50 lb. 7CW277, 7CW2786. Classic shoestring carrots, 12/32 oz. 8CW27, 8CW28, 8CW225, 8CW226, 8CW278, 8CW279 Sandridge shoestring, 40 lb. 8CW254, 8CW255 Chef America shoestring, 40 lb. 8CW225, 8CW2267. Classic vegetable blend, 12/32 oz. 8CW62, 8CW638. Seiyu vegetable blend, 20/500 gr. 99.04.24/H 7CW29700:00, 99.04.25/H 7CW29800:009. Polar peas & carrots, 20 lb. 7CW297, 7CW298, 8CW50, 8CW51 Polar peas & carrots, 12/40 oz. 7CW292, 7CW293, 7CW302, 7CW303 All Kitchen peas & carrots, 12/40 oz. 7CW302, 7CW303, 10. Classic petite peas & carrots, 12/32 oz. 8CW76, 8CW77, 8CW281, 8CW28211. Classic peas & carrots, 12/40 oz. 7CW302, 7CW303, 8CW6, 8CW712. All Kitchen mixed vegetables, 20 lb. 7CW295, 7CW29613. Ligo mixed vegetables, 12/1kg 8CW290 00:00 2-5 00.10.17, 8CW291 00:00 2-5 00.10.18 Nichirei mixed vegetables, 12/1 kg 99.05.03/H 7CW30700:00, 99.05.04/H 7CW30800:00, 99.05.10/H 7CW31400:00, 99.05.11/H 7CW31500:00, 99.08.19/H 8CW5000:00, 99.08.20/H 8CW5100:0014. Nichirei mixed vegetables, 20 kg 99.04.17/H 7CW29000:00, 99.04.18/H 7CW29100:0015. Polar mixed vegetables, 20 lb. 8CW103, 8CW104, 8CW154, 8CW155, 8CW156, 8CW157, 8CW158, 8CW159, 8CW160 Polar mixed vegetables, 12/40 oz. 7CW290, 7CW29116. Acme mixed vegetables, 24/10 oz. D208UW 00:00 1-4, D218UW 00:00 1-4 Acme mixed vegetables, 12/32 oz. D168UW 00:00 1-4, D178UW 00:00 1-4, G088UW 00:00 1-4, G098UW 00:00 1-417. Classic mixed vegetables, 12/40 oz. 8CW286, 8CW28718. Diced A1 carrots in 1,400 lb. totes 7CW267, 7CW268, 7CW269, 7CW270, 7CW271, 7CW272, 7CW273, 7CW274, 7CW285, 7CW286, 7CW287 Diced A3 carrots in 1,400 lb. totes 7CW268, 7CW269, 7CW270, 7CW27119. Shoestring carrots A1 (1/8x1/8x1.5) in 1,100 lb. totes 7CW285, 7CW286 Shoestring carrots A3 (1/8x1/8x1.5) in 1,100 lb. totes 7CW285, 7CW286, 7CW287 Shoestring carrots A3 (1/8x1/8x1.5) in 1,100 lb. totes 7CW286, 7CW287, 8CW68, 8CW69, 8CW70 Shoestring carrots A3 (1/8x1/8x1.5) in 1,100 lb. totes 7CW286, 7CW287, 8CW84 Shoestring carrots A3 (1/8x3/16x1.5) in 1,100 lb. totes 7CW304, 7CW309.

MANUFACTURER
J.R. Simplot Company, Boise, Idaho.RECALLED BYManufacturer, by fax on December 23, 1998, and January 13, 1999. Firm-initiated recall complete.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide, Japan, Canada.

QUANTITY
Firm distributed: 806,100 pounds of bulk carrots for further processing; 620,200 pounds of bulk carrots in totes; 31,379 cases of diced carrots and products containing diced carrots and 58,716 cases of shoestring carrots and products containing shoestring carrots.

REASON
The carrot component of the products contains elevated levels of lead.

 

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.