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2005/03/11

Allergy Alert

UNDECLARED SESAME IN SCHNEIDERS LUNCHMATE STACKERS (HAM, TURKEY, KIELBASSA) AND NO NAME LUNCH BOX (HAM, TURKEY)

Kitchener, March 11, 2005 -Schneider Foods is warning consumers with allergies to sesame not to consume Schneiders Lunchmate Stackers (Ham, Turkey, Kielbassa) and No Name Lunch Box (Ham, Turkey) purchased from retail stores with code dates BEST BEFORE / MEILLEUR AVANT AL 15, AL 16, AL 17, AL 18, AL 19, AL 20, AL 21, AL 22. No other codes are affected by this alert. The affected Schneiders Lunchmate product was sold nationally and the affected No Name Lunch Box product was sold in Western Canada only (west of Thunder Bay, Ontario).

The crackers in the affected product may contain sesame that is not declared on the label. These products pose a risk to individuals that have an allergy to sesame for whom consumption of this product may cause a serious reaction. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

The products bear the following UPC codes:

Brand Product Size Code
Lunchmate Stackers Ham 111 g 0 62000 31917 9
Lunchmate Stackers Turkey 111 g 0 62000 31933 9
Lunchmate Stackers Kielbassa 111 g 0 62000 31909 4
No Name Lunch Box Turkey 108 g 0 60383 68813 4
No Name Lunch Box Ham 108 g 0 60383 68812 7

The company is conducting a voluntary recall at the retail level. In addition consumers are advised that if they have any of the products listed stored at home, they should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or product replacement. If consumers have any questions about the recall, they should contact Schneider Foods Customer Service by calling 1-877-567-5326.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.


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