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Hood Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Hood 100% Apple Juice

Contact:
Lynne Bohan
617-887-8321

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Chelsea, MA — October 16, 2006 — HP Hood LLC of Chelsea, Massachusetts is recalling plastic half gallon and pint containers of Hood 100% Apple Juice, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product was distributed to retail locations, distributors and institutions throughout New England (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut).

The product is packaged in plastic pint and half-gallon containers and has a code date of NOV 14/06 and a plant code of 2508.

No related illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk on the label.

Consumers who have purchased Hood 100% Apple Juice in plastic pints or half gallons with a sell by date of NOV 14/06 and a plant code of 2508 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact HP Hood at 1-800-242-2423.

Source:  FDA.gov