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McCall Farms Voluntarily Recalls Canned String Beans, Potatoes

May 11, 1996

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ McCall Farms Inc. said Friday it is recalling canned string beans and potatoes in 19 states because potentially harmful bacteria might have survived the food manufacturing process.

The voluntary recall covers 27-ounce cans of Glory Foods Brand ``Southern Style String Beans & Potatoes, Pre-Seasoned,″ according to Robert Ezell, quality control director for the Effingham, S.C.-based company.

There have been no reported complaints or illnesses and all of the recalled cans have been pulled from the shelves, he said.

``The deal here is there’s just a potential that microorganisms survived the process and because of that we’re recalling it,″ Ezell said.

The vegetables were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Recalled cans bear the product codes KD (16, 17, or 18), (X or Z), and KPGLF. Ezell said customers could return the cans to the store where they were bought, or call McCall Farms’ consumer hotline.

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EDITORS: Consumer hotline number is (800) 277-2012.

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