American Pie recalls Marie Callender Turtle Pies because of possible health risk

Recall — Firm Press Release

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August 31, 2007 — /FDA News/ — WOODBURY, NY –American Pie, LLC, Woodbury, NY, is voluntarily recalling 1,440 cases of its Marie Callender Turtle Pies with date codes 07 (from military time 11:45 up to and including 16:00) 143 because the product was inadvertently shipped prior to the company obtaining satisfactory microbial test results. No specific pathogens were found. The recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure. Consumption of this product may lead to gastrointestinal illness, nausea, or vomiting.

The product was shipped to the following locations:
– Kroger Supermarkets: Columbus, OH; Houston, TX; Roanoke, VA; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Memphis, TN; Shelbyville, TN; Louisville, KY.
– Giant Eagle Supermarkets: Akron, Canton, Lake, Cleveland, Columbus, Erie, Toledo, Johnston (all in Ohio); also New Castle, MD; Pittsburgh, PA; and Youngstown, WV.
– Hy-Vee Supermarkets: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

There was no direct foreign distribution.

The pies are packaged in 28 oz. boxes with UPC code 12781 10280.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product had been distributed without company authorization.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this situation. Consumers who have purchased Marie Callender Turtle Pies with the above date codes are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-339-7437, x3987.

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