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July 11, 2003

Pinnacle Foods Corporation Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg White Protein in "Hearty Hero Meatball Sandwiches" Mispacked in "Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich" Cartons

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Pinnacle Foods Corporation of Mountain Lakes, NJ is recalling "Hearty Hero Meatball Sandwiches" mispacked in "Hearty Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich" Cartons. The meatballs contain egg white protein that is not listed on the Cheeseburger Sandwich Carton. People who have an 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 regionally through retail stores located only in the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some of the 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

The following production code would appear on the carton of the affected product: MAR 2004 122902

Consumers 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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