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May 5, 1999

Primo, Heinz and Egg Beaters Brands of Pasta Products Recalled

Parsippany, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Nabisco Inc. is recalling Primo, Heinz and Egg Beaters brands pasta products because the products are contaminated with non-food grade gear oil which imparted an "off flavor" to the products rendering them unfit for food.

PRODUCT
Primo, Heinz and Egg Beaters brands pasta products
a) Primo Orzo USA, Material # 5590030114;
b) Primo Acini Di Pepe USA, Material # 5590030115;
c) Primo Scoobie-Do USA, Material # 559003145;
d) Primo Shells Large USA, Material #55930126;
e) Primo Stelline USA, Material # 5590030113;
f) Primo Gnocchi USA, Material# 5590030123;
g) Primo Wagon Wheels USA, Material # 559003138;
h) Primo Pepe Bucato USA, Material # 5590090111;
i) Heinz Acini Di Pepe, Material# 5590000902;
j) Egg Beaters Wide Noodles, Material #5590031500;
k) Egg Beaters Extra Wide Noodles, Material #5590031501.

Recall #F-351/361-9

CODE
Lot numbers:
a) 0265, 0266, 0304;
b) 0188, 0265, 0305, 0306
c) 0149, 0202, 0307;
d) 0162, 0277, 0278;
e) 0182f) 0240, 0241;
g) 0190, 0191;
h) 0264, 0306, 0307
i) Codes: N/A;
j) Codes: N/A;
k) 0153, 0154.

MANUFACTURER
Nabisco, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

RECALLED BY
Nabisco Inc., Parsippany, New Jersey, by letter faxed on November 27, 1998, followed by telephone November 28-30, 1998. Firm-initiated recall complete.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
a) 315 cases; - b) 1,016 cases; - c) 478 cases; - d) 684 cases;  -
e) 114 cases; - f) 484 cases; - g) 360 cases; - h) 40 cases; - i) 141 cases; -
j) 0 cases; - k) 36 cases  were distributed.

 

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