Schnucks Contact:

Lori O. Willis, Dir. of Communications

(314) - 994-4602

MacKnight Contact: 215-230-8650.

April 2, 2003

Schnucks Announces Recall of MacKnight's Long Sliced Smoked Salmon

ST. LOUIS -- Schnuck Markets, Inc. today reported a voluntary recall from MacKnight Smoked Foods of New Britain, Penn. MacKnight is recalling 845 pounds of Long Sliced Smoked Salmon and 144 pounds of Long Sliced Smoked Trout potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Schnuck Markets Inc. reports that, in total, Schnucks and Logli stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Mississippi received approximately 300 pounds (770 packages) of the product.

Schnucks and Logli stores carry MacKnight's Long Sliced Smoked Salmon product in four, eight, and 16-ounce vacuum packages. The affected product bears the following batch codes on the back label just above the UPC symbol: 1248, 1249, 1258, 1259, 1266, 1269, 1270, and 1271. UPC codes will read:

4 oz. 7-01040-30004

8 oz. 7-01048-30008

16 oz. 7-01060-30016

Schnucks and Logli customers who purchased four, eight, or 16-ounce packages of Long Sliced Smoked Salmon matching the description above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Schnucks does not carry the recalled Smoked Trout. (That product was distributed in NJ through retail stores.)

Listeria is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. The potential for contamination was noted after routine MacKnight testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one of the packages. However, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers with questions may contact the MacKnight Smoked Foods at 215-230-8650, Schnucks Consumer Affairs at 314-994-4400 or access the Food Safety section of Schnucks' website at

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