Media Contacts: Robert's American Gourmet


Lori Willis



June 29, 2007

Robert's American Gourmet Food, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall Of Veggie Booty

Product may be contaminated with Salmonella

ST. LOUIS - Robert's American Gourmet Food, Inc., of Sea Cliff, N.Y., is recalling Veggie Booty Snack Food (all lots and sizes) because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Schnucks and Logli stores carry one item affected by the recall:

4 oz. Pirate Veggie Booty UPC: 01566560915

Robert's American Gourmet has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 51 cases of Salmonella across 17 states, associated or related to the consumption of the Veggie Booty. The illnesses have predominately affected children age three and under.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

Schnucks and Logli customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi may return the specified product to their nearest store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should contact Robert's American Gourmet at 1-800-626-7557 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

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