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Salad Dressing Recall

In a nutshell: Mislabeled salad dressing

from FDA press release (received the press release on July 3)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 16, 2009 – Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling some 12-oz. bottles of Hy-Vee HealthMarket Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing. The bottles are mislabeled and actually contain Hy-Vee HealthMarket Organic Sesame Ginger Dressing.

As a result of the mislabeling, the potential exists for undisclosed ingredients that may affect allergens.

Customers who purchased Hy-Vee HealthMarket Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing coded “E3 Sell by Sep. 30 10” are encouraged to return the product for a full refund.

Fewer than 100 bottles were shipped to Hy-Vee stores before the error was discovered. The majority of inventory was still on shelves and has since been removed. The private label dressing is bottled by Chelten House Products Inc. in Bridgeport, N.J., where the mislabeling occurred.

Hy-Vee customers with additional questions may call the Hy-Vee product toll-free number at 800.289.8343.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 225 retail stores in seven Midwestern states. For 2008 the company recorded total sales of $6.2 billion, ranking it among the top 30 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.

Employee owned corporation is an interesting concept.

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