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Natural Choice Distribution Company Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots Of Fare And Square Sandwiches, Superfresh Sandwiches,

Posted Feb 21 2011 9:02pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 18, 2011- Oakland, CA – Natural Choice Distribution Company Inc. is recalling certain ready-to-eat sandwiches and wraps because the products’ labels fail to declare food allergens:

•    Products that have “cheese” listed as an ingredients do not declare the allergen MILK
•    Products that have “whole grain bread” listed as an ingredient do not declare the allergens WHEAT and SOY
•    Products that have “expeller pressed canola mayonnaise” listed as an ingredient do not declare the allergen EGG

No illnesses have been reported.  People who have allergies to MILK, WHEAT, SOY, OR EGGS run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Fare and Square Sandwiches, Superfresh Sandwiches, and Real Wraps Burritos ready to eat sandwiches and wraps are distributed throughout California.  The products affected are listed below.

Only products with the following USE BY dates are included:

              All Real Wraps burritos
              With USE BY dates: 2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 and 2/28
              UPC codes: 614294201038, 614294201052, 61429201090, 614294201076, 614294201120

             Superfresh Foods Avocado, Jack and Tomato sandwich and Vegetarian Smoked Turkey sandwich
             With USE BY dates: 2/21, 2/22, 2/23 and 2/24
             UPC codes: 614294030157, 614294035992

             All Fare and Square sandwiches
             With USE BY dates: 2/21, 2/22, 2/23 and 2/24
             UPC codes: 011059107800, 011059108005, 011059108814, 011059108104, 011059108203


Natural Choice Distribution Company is taking this action to protect consumers who may be unaware that the ingredients contain the aforementioned allergens.  The Company is currently putting additional allergen labels on all of the affected products but there is a possibility of some products with undeclared allergen labels still out at retail stores or in consumers’ homes.

Consumers who have purchased these Fare and Square Sandwiches, Superfresh Sandwiches, and Real Wraps Burritos and are sensitive to these allergens are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Natural Choice Distribution Company Inc. at 1-510-653-8212 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

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Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.

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