Media Contact: Lori Willis

Schnucks Dir. of Communications


Feb. 29, 2008

Walker's Food Products Company Recalls Four Bean Salad Sold on Schnucks and Logli Food Bars

Walker's Food Products Company of North Kansas, Missouri has issued a recall of its Four Bean Salad because of potential contamination with the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This product was sold on the food bar of Schnucks and Logli stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Consumers are warned not to use any of the product, even if it does not look or smell spoiled, bought on or before Feb. 22, 2008 at Schnucks and Logli stores. Customers should discard any of the product or return it to their nearest store for a full refund.

On Feb. 22, 2008, Schnucks received word from the product's distributor that there was a potential concern and immediately pulled the product from all stores. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall on Feb. 28, 2008.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Botulism can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing weakness of muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

Walker's Food Products became aware of the problem after being notified by another company they had received beans that had been recalled due to being potentially contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The manufacturer of the beans and FDA are continuing to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers with questions should contact Walker's Food Products at 1-800-725-2372 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

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