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16, 2003

Pinnacle Foods Has Recalled Sandwiches

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Pinnacle Foods Corporation has recalled "Hearth Hero Meatball Sandwiches" mispacked in "Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich" Cartons. The meatball contain egg white protein that is not listed on the Cheeseburger Sandwich Carton. People who have allergy or severe sensitivity to egg white protein may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The "Hearty Hero Meatball Sandwiches" may have been distributed nationally through retail stores and food service outlets. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after is was discovered that some cartons labeled as "Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwiches" may contain meatball sandwiches instead of cheeseburger sandwiches.

The UPC code for the "Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich" Cartons is:

51000 04350

One of the following production codes would appear on the carton of affected product:

OCT2003 08012

OCT2003 08022

OCT2003 08052

OCT2003 08062

OCT2003 08072

NOV2003 08122

NOV2003 08132

NOV2003 08142

NOV2003 08202

NOV2003 08212

NOV2003 08262

Consumer who have purchased "Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwiches" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-554-5680.

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