Contact: Marie McGeehan at Casey Communications, Inc., 314/962-0944, or Dee Wetzel at Schnuck Markets, Inc., 314/994-4608.

September 21, 2000

Schnuck Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of Potato Salad Products

ST. LOUIS, Mo. --- Schnuck Markets, Inc. has pulled a limited selection of potato salad products carried in its delis, salad bars and restaurants after receiving a precautionary voluntary recall notice from the manufacturer this afternoon. The recall affects the mayonnaise, mustard and red potato salads manufactured by Mrs. Crockett’s Kitchens, Inc., and carried in Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana and the Logli stores in Rockford, Ill.

Products affected by the recall include the mayonnaise, mustard and red potato salads sold by the pound in Schnucks and Logli deli departments, the three-pound Mrs. Crockett’s Kitchens mayonnaise potato salad, and the Schnucks one-pound potato salad in the mayonnaise, mustard and red potato varieties. The recall affects products with expiration dates between Oct. 3 and Oct. 25.

Customers are asked to destroy products or return them to Schnucks or Logli stores for a full refund.

The affected products may contain minute traces of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious or sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Mrs. Crockett’s Kitchens has received no complaints or reports of illness associated with the products. It has retained an independent scientific consulting firm to conduct a complete review.