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Commissaries Remove Some Soups from Shelves

American Forces Press Service

FORT LEE, Va., Feb. 26, 2008 – General Mills announced a product recovery of two Progresso Italian Wedding Soup brands, in accordance with the recent Westland/Hallmark beef recall, Defense Commissary Agency officials said in a press release today.

As a result, the commissary has removed the following products from its shelves:

* Pro Microwave Bowl Italian-Style Wedding, 15.25-ounce bowl, UPC 41196-40339; Best-If-Used-By date "05JAN9."

* Pro Soup Italian-Style Wedding, 18.5-ounce can, UPC 41196-91505; Best-If-Used-By date "12OCT9 - 08NOV9."

Upon learning of the Westland/Hallmark beef recall, General Mills found that a supplier had sourced beef from this vendor. No other Progresso or General Mills products are involved.

Consumers can contact the General Mills consumer hot line at 1-800-200-9377. Commissary customers can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers can also get more information on this and other recalls by going to the DeCA Web site at http://www.commissaries.com, visiting the "Food Safety" section and accessing links to various consumer safety sites.

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