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November 5, 2002

Unilever Bestfoods Has Recalled Chicken Parmigiana & Penne

(SafetyAlerts) - Unilever Bestfoods is recalling the identified codes listed below of its Bertolli Frozen Dinner - "Chicken Parmigiana & Penne" variety. This product may contain shrimp which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Bertolli Frozen Dinner - "Chicken Parmigiana & Penne" variety was distributed to retail stores in seven states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (excluding New York City), Rhode Island, and Vermont. No related illnesses have been reported to date. The situation has been fully investigated and corrected.
The product being recalled was manufactured under the following codes, which can be found on the top of the right hand side of the bag, printed in black ink (within the fold).

Chicken Parmigiana & Penne: 2H19NC, 2H20NC, 2H28NC, and 2X20NC

No other Bertolli Frozen Dinner products are included in this recall.
Unilever Bestfoods is working with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in implementing this voluntary recall and has notified all affected distributors and retail customers, as well as the Food Allergy Network.

Consumers who have purchased the product carrying the codes listed above should discard it, and then call Unilever Bestfoods' 24-hour, toll-free Hot Line at 1-800-457-7086 for a full refund, or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

This mailing has been funded by Unilever Bestfoods to be sure you are aware of the situation.

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