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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
May 26, 1999

61 Brands of Orange Juice Recalled

Tampa, FL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Lykes Brothers Inc. is recalling 61 different brands of orange juice because the product is unfit for food due to fermentation.

The recall involves the firm's own brands and styles of pasteurized, not-from-concentrate (single strength) and from concentrate orange juice as well as numerous "private label" pasteurized not-from-concentrate and from concentrate orange juice. Product is either packed into a laminated paper carton or a plastic container.

Recall #F-418-9.

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The following products are Lykes Pasco brands (Sunkist and Floridagold) including Lot Numbers:

a) Sunkist Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate (both with pulp and without pulp), 64 oz. and 96 oz. cartons and jugs - All Codes With Pull Dates of "March 10" through "April 7".
b) Sunkist Growers' Blend Orange Juice From Concentrate, Both With Pulp And Pulp Free, 64 fl. oz. and 96 oz. - All Codes With Pull Dates of "March 24" through "April 28".
c) Floridagold Premium, Not From Concentrate Orange Juice, Both With Pulp And Without Pulp, 64 and 96 fl. oz. - All Codes With Pull Dates Of "March 24" through "April 21".
d) Floridagold Original From Concentrate Orange Juice, 64 oz. and 96 oz. With Pull Dates of "March 24" through "April 28".

The following products and lot numbers under recall are "private labels" packed under contract for various brokers/grocery store chains. Note: All product codes for the following products with pull dates of "MARCH 24" through "APRIL 21" are under recall:

e) America's Choice Premium Orange Juice Pasteurized Not From Concentrate, distributed by Compass Foods, Montvale, NJ, 64 fl. oz.
f) Albertson's Orange Juice, Premium, Not From Concentrate, 32 and 64 oz., distributed by Albertson's, Inc. Boise, Idaho 83726.
g) BI LO Orchard Harvest Premium And Country Style Pasteurized Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, distributed by BI-LO, Inc., Mauldin, SC 29662, 64 and 96 fl. oz.
h) Bel-Air Homestyle Premium Squeezed Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, net 64 fl. oz., distributed by Safeway Inc. Oakland, CA.
i) Best Yet Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz., Packed for Scrivner, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK 73126.
j) Buehler's Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate Regular and Country Style with Juicy Bits of Orange, 64 and 96 fl. oz. distributed by Buehler's,'Inc. Wooster, Ohio.
k) Cub Foods Orange Juice Pasteurized Not from Concentrate 64 fl. oz. distributed by Cub Foods Stillwater, MN 55082.
l) C-town Orange Juice Not from Concentrate 64 fl oz. distributed. by Alplha I Marketing Corp., White Plains, NY 10604.
m) Dominick's Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 96 fl. oz. distributed by Dominick's Finer Foods, Inc. Northlake, IL 60164
n) Finast Orchard Harvest Premium Pasteurized Orange Juice Not from Concentrate, Regular and Country Style, 64 and 96 fl. oz. distributed by Foodhold, USA, Inc., Atlanta, GA 30326.
o) Food Club Premium "Groves Best" Extra Pulp Added Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 fl oz. and Food Club Premium Orange Juice Pulp Added Not from Concentrate 8 oz. and 64 fl. oz., distributed by Topco Assoc., Inc, Skokie, IL 60077.
p) Food Lion Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, Also Includes the Label with "Country Style", 8, 32, 64, and 96 fl. oz., distributed by Food Lion, Inc., Salisbury, NC 28144.
q) Flavorite Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz., distributed by Preferred Products, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN 55344.
r) Four Winds Farm Premium Florida Squeezed Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 and 96 fl. oz., distributed by Staff Supermarket Associates, Norcross, GA. 30092.
s) Giant Eagle Orange Juice Premium Not From Concentrate, 64 and 96 fl. oz., distributed by Giant Eagle Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
t) Golden Flow Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentration, 32 and 64 fl. oz., distributed by Upstate Dairy Farm Corp., Brooklyn, NY 11205.
u) Grand Union Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, and Grand Union Premium Orange Juice Country Style, Not From Concentrate. 64 oz. and 96 oz., distributed by Grand Union Co., Wayne, NJ. 07470.
v) Great Value Premium Florida Squeezed Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 oz., Marketed by Wal Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, AR 72716.
w) Hyde Park Florida Squeezed Orange Juice, Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz., distributed by Fleming Co., Oklahoma City, OK 73126.
x) IGA Premium Orange Juice, Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz., distributed by IGA, Inc., Chicago, IL 60631.
y) Jitney Gold Original Not from Concentrate Orange Juice, Both "Original" in 64 and 96 oz. Containers and "Country Style" Not From Concentrate Orange Juice 64 oz. Container, "Packed Exclusively For:" Jitney Jungle Stores of America, Jackson, MS 39204.
z) Jus D'orange, Co-op, non Fait De Concentre, 1.89 Liter, Prepared for Interprovincial Coop, Ltd., Saskatoon, Canada.
aa) Kn'k Preferred Premium Original Orange Juice Not From Concentrate and Also Kn'k Preferred Premium More Pulp Orange Juice Not from Concentrate, 64 oz. proudly distributed by Kash n'Karry Tampa, FL.
bb) Kash n' Karry Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 96 fl. oz., proudly distributed by Kash n' Karry, Tampa, FL.
cc) Key Food Premium Orange Juice 64 fl. oz., Not From Concentrate, distributed by Key Food Stores Brooklyn, NY 11236.
dd) King Kullen Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate and King Kullen Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate with More Pulp, 32 and 64 fl. oz. distributed by King Kullen Grocery Co, Inc. Westbury, NY 11590.
ee) Lakewood Farms Orange Juice Not From Concentrate 64 fl. oz. Upstate Dairy Farms Corp, Brooklyn, NY Distributor.
ff) La Fe Orange Juice Pasteurized Not From Concentrate 64 fl. oz., distributed by G & T Foods Inc., North Bergen, NJ 07047.
gg) Meijer Orange Juice Florida Premium Not From Concentrate, 64 and 96 fl. oz., distributed by Meijer, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI 49544.
hh) Nature's Nectar Premium Orange Juice 64 fl oz., distributed by Aldi, Inc., Batavia, IL 60510.
ii) Our Family Orange Juice Not From Concentrate 64 fl oz., distributed by Nash Finch Co., Minneapolis, MN 55435.
jj) Old Fashioned Master Choice Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz., distributed by Complass Foods, Montvale, NJ.
kk) Old South Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, both the regular and the "Country Style" 8 and 64 oz. distributed by Lykes Pasco Co., Dade City, FL
ll) Orchard Hill Orange Juice Not From Concentrate 1.89L
mm) Pathmark, Premium Orange Juice 64 fl oz. packed by Pathmark Stores, Inc. Woodbridge NJ 07095

nn) Piggly Wiggly Orange Juice Not From Concentrate 64 fl. oz. distributed by Piggly Wiggly Corp, Memphis, TN 38101.
oo) Premium Choice Smooth and Also with Juicy Orange Bits Style, Orange Juice From Oranges Not From Concentrate 1 Liter, Power Supermarkets, produced for PC Brand, Gresham House Dublin and Belfast Ireland.
pp) Nature's Best Premium Orange Juice past. Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz. distributed by Preferred Products, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN 55344
qq) Private Selection Country Style and Regular Style Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 oz., distributed by Ralph's Grocery Co., Los Angeles, CA 90054.
rr) Pueblo Orange Juice Homestyle Extra Pulp Not From Concentrate, 64 fl oz. distributed by Pueblo Intern. Carolina PR.
ss) Richfood Fine Beverages, Premium Orange Juice, 64 fl. oz. distributed by Richfood Inc., Richmond, VA 23261.
tt) River Valley Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 and 96 fl. oz. packed for River Valley Foods, Inc., Syracuse, NY 13221.
uu) Roundy's Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 and 96 fl oz. distributed by Roundy's Inc, Milwaukee, WI 53201.
vv) Safeway Homestyle Orange Juice with Juicy Orange Bits Not from Conc. And Also Regular Style Orange Juice Not from Conc., 64 oz., distributed by Safeway, Inc. Pleasanton, CA 94566.
ww) Scwegmann Premium Orange Juice Not from Concentrate 64 fl oz., packed for Schwegmann Giant Super Markets New Orleans, LA 70126.
xx) Seaway Premium Florida Squeezed Orange Juice Not From Concentrate 64 fl oz., distributed by American Seaway Foods, Inc. Cleveland, OH.
yy) Shoprite Premium Orange Juice Both the Regular and Country Style (With Pulp) Not from Concentrate, 64 fl. oz., distributed by Wakefem Food Corp. Elizabeth, NJ 07207.
zz) Shurfresh Brand Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate 64 fl. oz. distributed by Shurfine Intern., Inc. Northlake, IL 60164.
aaa) Smith's Premium Pasteurized Orange Juice 64 and 96 fl. oz., distributed by Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
bbb) Southern Home Regular Style and Also Country Style with Added Pulp 64 and 96 fl. oz., distributed by Southern Home Birmingham, AL 35201
ccc) Super a Premium Orange Juice Not from Concentrate Both Regular and Country Style (With Added Pulp), 64 fl oz. distributed by Associated Food Stores Inc., Jamaica, Long Island, NY
ddd) Thrifty Jus D'Orange Juice 1.89 Liter, prepared for Jace Holding Ltd., Victoria BC Canada
eee) Tops Pure Premium Orange Juice Original in 64 and 96 fl. oz. Sizes and Homestyle in 64 oz., distributed by Tops Market, Inc., Buffalo, NY 14240.
fff) Ukrop's Premium Orange Juice Original Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz., proudly Offered by Ukrop's Super Markets, Inc. Richmond, VA 23236
ggg) Ultimate Choice Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate 64 fl. oz., distributed by SII, Northlake, IL 60164.
hhh) Western Beef Original Premium Orange Juice, 64 fl. oz. distributed by Western Beef Supermarkets, Inc. Ridgewood, NY 11385.
iii) Western Classics Premium Orange Juice 2.84 L prepared for Western Family Foods, Vancouver, BC Canada
jjj) World Classics, Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate, 64 fl. oz. and 96 fl. oz. distributed by World Brands, Inc. Skokie, IL 60076.

MANUFACTURER
Lykes Pasco Packing Company, Dade City, Florida.

RECALLED BY
Lykes Brothers, Inc., Tampa, Florida, by telephone beginning on February 16, 1999, followed by letter. Firm-initiated recall complete.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and Canada.

QUANTITY
Approximately 200,000 cases of various branded orange juice products were distributed.

 

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.