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
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
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
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.