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Food Safety Alert

May 04, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Aulcorp Food Marketers Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      DATE May 4, 2007
COMPANY CONTACT: ADRIENNE PEDDLE
PHONE NUMBER: 905.669.5353 X.221
ADRIENNE@AULCORPFOODS.COM

AULCORP FOOD MARKETERS INC. CONDUCTS NATIONWIDE RECALL OF ARCHER FARMS FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO, 6 OZ., “BEST IF USED BY 16JUL2008AA” BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

      AULCORP FOOD MARKETERS INC. of TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA is recalling Archer Farms FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO flavor, 6 oz., with “Best If Used By 16JUL2008AA”, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 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 (which may be bloody), 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 such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
     
      No illnesses have been reported to date.
     
      ARCHER FARMS FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO, Code “Best If Used By 16JUL2008AA” was sold nationwide through Target stores. The Archer Farms Four Cheese Risotto flavor has been pulled from Target stores while the FDA and Aulcorp Food Marketers Inc. continue their investigation as to the source of the contamination.
     
      The ARCHER FARMS FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO is packaged in a 6 oz. (170g) Paperboard Box with a mustard yellow banner which identifies this item as the Four Cheese flavor.
     
      The Salmonella contamination was noted after random testing by the US Food and Drug Association. 

      Consumers who have purchased the 6 oz.(170 g) packages of ARCHER FARMS FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO, Code “Best If Used By 16JUL2008AA”, are urged to return the item to the nearest Target store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680.
     
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AULCORP FOOD MARKETERS INC.
668 MILLWAY AVENUE, SUITE 11
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, CANADA, L4K 3V2

 


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