Contacts: Kathy Knuth, Kraft Foods North American, Inc. (847) 646-2666
Lori O. Willis, Director of Communications Schnuck Markets Inc. (314) 994-4602
November 9, 2001
Schnucks Notifies Customers of Louis Rich Turkey Ham Product Recall
Recall Affects Schnucks and Logli Stores
ST. LOUIS - Schnuck Markets, Inc. is notifying Schnucks and Logli Supermarkets customers that Louis Rich Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of turkey ham products. The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Two Louis Rich products were involved in the recall. However, the only product involved in the recall that is stocked at Schnucks and Logli stores is "Louis Rich 95% Fat Free Turkey Ham Cured Turkey Thigh Meat" in 8 oz. packages with the date code of "EA NOV 10 P-2310." The UPC code is 71871 54680. The date code is marked on the upper right corner of each package. Any product bearing this date may be returned to any Schnucks or Logli store for a full refund.
Schnucks received 34 cases (204 pounds) of the recalled product. Schnucks was notified
of the recall by Kraft Foods on Friday morning, Nov. 9. Stores immediately were instructed to pull any remaining product from their meat cases. Customers should check for this product in their refrigerators as well.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. Individuals most susceptible to listeriosis are elderly, pregnant women, newborns and those with weakened immune systems.
Louis Rich is located in Davenport, Ia. and is owned by Kraft Foods. The recall includes
11,800 pounds of product produced on Aug. 2. The product has been shipped nationwide and exported to Aruba, Bermuda, Panama and Puerto Rico. Some products also were distributed to domestic U.S. military commissaries.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the Louis Rich Consumer Response line at (800) 433-9363. The hotline can be reached from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. Customers also can visit www.louisrich.com/specialreport .
During regular business hours (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Schnucks' Office of Consumer Affairs can be reached in St. Louis at 314-994-4400 or toll-free at 1-800-264-4400. Food safety and recall information is available on the Schnucks website at www.schnucks.com and on the Logli website at www.logli.com .
Logli is a division of Schnucks with four stores in Rockford, Ill. and another under construction in Janesville, Wis. Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 91 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.
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Editor's Note: The other product involved in the recall is "Louis Rich 50% Less Fat Smoked
Chopped Turkey HamCured Turkey Thigh Meat Chopped & Formed" in 8 oz.
packages with a date code of "EA OCT 31T P-2310."