f’real foods Expands Voluntary Recall Of Strawberry Banana Smoothies Due To Potential Peanut Content


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PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE ITEM FOR CONSUMER INFORMATION AND ISSUED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2011 – f’real® foods announced today that it has expanded its voluntary recall of f’real® Strawberry Banana Smoothies (Lot # 06/21/2012) produced at Smith Dairy Products Company in Orrville, Ohio. The expansion to additional states is due to customer input regarding the extent of their distribution areas. The company is recalling one specific lot as it may contain peanuts, an undeclared allergen.

The specific product in question for this voluntary recall is:

f’real® Strawberry Banana Smoothies – 10 FL OZ Container (16 FL OZ as Prepared)

* Lot #: 06/21/2012
* Time Stamped Between: 10:45am to 11:19am
* UPC: 813993004494
* Distributed in the following states: AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, VA, WA, WI

The potential issue for the recall was discovered by the manufacturer while conducting flavor comparisons between lot numbers of smoothies. f’real® foods and Smith’s Dairy Products Company are removing this lot of product from the market out of an abundance of caution. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product, hence the recall notice.

f’real® foods and Smith Dairy Products Company have comprehensive food safety programs in place to provide the highest quality products available and will continue to closely monitor the situation. f’real® is currently notifying customers of the voluntary recall by phone and in writing. Consumers who have purchased the product listed above should return the container to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact f’real® Customer Support at 1-877-367-7325 from 6 AM to 9 PM Central Standard Time or e-mail us at realpeople@freal.com.

Torme Lauricella Public Relations
Kelda Kast or Kaley Todd

Customer Support

About f’real®:

Founded in 2003, f’real® foods designs, sells and markets authentic milkshakes, smoothies and frozen cappuccino beverages all made from real ingredients: ice cream, fruit, milk and coffee. Consumers freshly blend our beverages in our patented blenders found in over 5000 retail locations in the US and Canada. Visit us on the web at THIS LINK or become a fan on Facebook at THIS LINK or to find out more about the voluntary recall.

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