September 22, 2003
Table Talk Pies Announces Voluntary
Table Talk Pies announced today it has voluntarily recalled a quantity of
assorted snack fruit pies. The pies, which are sold under various labels in
a number of states on the East Coast, may contain a pecan residue on the
product surface which could potentially affect a small segment of the
population with known allergies to nuts.
The company said all affected products are immediately being removed from
store shelves, with new supplies expected to be available by this weekend.
The company emphasized that it has received no reports of illnesses
associated with these products. In the event a consumer has purchased one of
the pies before they were removed from stores, they should either return the
product for a full refund or discard it.
Christos Cocaine, Table Talk Pies president, said, ?Our top priorities are
consumer and product safety. Although we believe there is only a very slight
chance that an individual could be affected by the products in question, we
voluntarily chose to recall the pies immediately. We have also notified and
are cooperating fully with the Food and Drug Administration. We have already
corrected this problem and regret any inconvenience to our valued
The affected fruit pie flavors are blueberry, apple, pineapple, lemon,
cherry, chocolate éclair, peach and pumpkin. The recall affects
approximately 275,000 4-inch snack pies.
The company has set up a consumer hotline to respond to inquiries. Consumers
can have questions answered by calling 508-438-1513.
The affected products were baked in the company?s Worcester plant between
September 16 and September 17 and distributed to retail outlets from Maine
to Virginia. The labels and product codes are:
Table Talk Label
0927 OCT 02
0928 OCT 03
SEP 27 ? 4
27 27 30 29
1001 1002 1003 1003
927 OCT 02
Blue Ribbon Label