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Susan Christensen, Senior Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 4, 2013 - Today, ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of its Andy Capp’s Hot Fries flavor product that may contain the Andy Capp’s Cheddar Fries flavor, and, therefore, an undeclared allergen—soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.
The product was shipped to retail food distributors in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania for distribution to retail stores in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia
The affected product, Andy Capp’s Hot Fries, is packaged in .85-ounce blue poly bags with an Andy Capp’s graphic logo and picture of the hot fries product on the front panel. This voluntary recall is limited only to packages of Andy Capp’s Hot Fries bearing the following UPC and Sell By date. No other Andy Capp’s products are affected.
Case UPC: 20-0-26200-47169-7
Unit UPC: 00-0-26200-47168-6
Batch Code: 5381232500
Sell By date: August 17, 2013
In the event that consumers who have purchased this product believe they may be impacted by the undeclared soy allergen, they should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this issue may call 866-518-4177. This product is a food safety concern only for people who are allergic to soy.
The affected packages may contain the Andy Capp’s Cheddar Fries flavor. The allergen, soy, is not declared on the product label. ConAgra Foods has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the FDA and is voluntarily recalling about 756 cases of the product shipped to retail food locations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. ConAgra Foods will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.
ConAgra Foods is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) in an effort to notify any potentially impacted consumers.