FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Product was distributed Listing of states and areas where the product was distributed and how it reached consumers (e.g., through retail stores, mail order, direct delivery).
Specific information on how to identify the product (e.g., the type of container [plastic, metal, glass], size and appearance of the product, the product's brand name, flavor, code and expiration date, etc.).
Status of the number of and types of related illnesses that have been CONFIRMED to date (e.g., "No illnesses have been reported to date.").
Brief explanation about what is known about the problem, such as how it was revealed, and what is known about its source. An example of such a description -- "the recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem."
Information on what consumers should do with the product and where they can get additional information (e.g., "consumers who have purchased Brand X are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-XXX-XXXX.)
The recalled "Snackies" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
The product comes in a 5 ounce, clear plastic package marked with lot # 666666 on the top and with an expiration date of 12/12/99 stamped on the side.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 5 ounce packages of "Snackies."
Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 5 ounce packages of "Snackies" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-XXX-XXXX.
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