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April 15, 2003

Mother's Kitchen Has Recalled Certain Cheesecake Variety Packs

Burlington, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Mother's Kitchen, Inc. has recalled all of its 50-oz. variety pack cheesecakes bearing UPC code 24916-98686 AND code date 02331 because those variety packs may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds or nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled 50-oz. variety pack cheesecakes were distributed in the eastern half of the United States in retail stores. The product comes in a 50-oz. cardboard box. The boxes in question are marked with UPC code 24916-98686 appearing below the barcode and have the code date 02331 embossed on the same panel. The boxes have a brown banner in the upper left corner that reads "Restaurant Quality" and has a picture of three flavors of cheesecake (Classic, Fudge Swirl, and Strawberry Swirl). This box does not indicate that the product contains almonds. Some boxes may actually contain a fourth flavor of cheesecakes (Almond Amaretto cheesecake) that is topped with sliced almonds.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after Mother's Kitchen learned that some of its 4-flavor variety pack cheesecakes were inadvertently shipped in boxes that did not reveal the presence of almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was caused by a packaging malfunction. The problem is limited to the boxes described above.

Customers who have purchased 50-oz. variety pack cheesecakes packed in the boxes in question are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at (800) 566-8437, ext. 54.


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