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November 17,  2003

Dean Milk Company Announced Recall of Some 2% Reduced Fat Milk

David Margulies
(800) 710-5292

(SafetyAlerts) - Dean Milk Company, Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky dairy company, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling gallon and one-half gallon containers of 2% reduced fat milk because they may have come in contact with eggnog during processing. The recall was initiated after the company detected eggnog in the 2% milk. Individuals with allergies to eggs run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product. No illness or allergic reactions have been reported.

The recalled milk was processed at the Dean Milk Company, Inc. plant located in Louisville, Kentucky, and may have been distributed to Kroger, Winn- Dixie, Wal-Mart, Wesselman?s and convenience stores in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio. The following brand labels are subject to the recall: Dean?s, Winn Dixie, Wesselman?s, and Great Value.

How to Identify the Recalled Product

Only plastic gallon and half-gallon containers of 2% reduced fat milk with the following information are involved in the recall. Consumers will find the printed information on the top of the one-gallon container and on the side of the half-gallon container, above the label, and it will contain one of the following codes:

?SELL BY NOV 27 2108B?
?SELL BY NOV 27 2108C.?

The number 2108 in the code information represents the Louisville dairy company?s plant code.

Only the following labels are involved in the recall:

Dean?s, Winn-Dixie, Wesselman?s, and Great Value.

Dean Foods and retailers are removing the product from store shelves.

Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Dean Milk Company, Inc. toll free at (877) 234-0022.

Dean Milk Company, Inc. stated, ?As a dairy company that has been part of the community for 50 years, our consumers are our first concern. This concern is shared by our counterparts at Kroger, Winn-Dixie, Wal-Mart and Wesselman?s we appreciate their assistance in recovering this product.?

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