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Allergy to Milk Brings Kroger Product Recall

Kroger and Contessa Premium Foods Inc. Tuesday recalled 24-ounce bags of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini, because it contains undeclared milk product. 

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

The Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini was distributed nationally to all divisions of Kroger’s retail stores. 

All units of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini (UPC 1111097756) product are included in the recall. 

One adverse reaction associated with the product recall has already been reported. 

This recall was initiated after Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. discovered that the Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini included an ingredient labeled only as “Natural Flavors” that may have used milk or milk byproducts. 

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products and have purchased the 24 ounce bags of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini are urged to either contact Contessa Premium Foods Inc. at 888-832-8000 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, or just return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger is one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2009 sales of $76.7 billion.

San Pedro, CA-based Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. imports, processes, exports, and distributes frozen seafood and convenience meals in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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