Ravine Mushroom Farms Responds to Recall


    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Woodbridge-based Ravine Mushroom Farms Inc.
acted immediately last night (September 2nd) after being contacted by the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, (CFIA), by asking Metro Inc. to withdraw from
its A&P and Dominion Stores in Ontario the "Fresh Obsessions" brand "Ready to
Serve Pre-washed Sliced White Mushrooms" product from their stores. A total of
800 packages are affected by the recall.
    Ravine Mushroom Farms Inc. is not aware of any reports of illness
associated with this product, which is sold in an 8oz./227 gram package
bearing UPC O 69200 00902 2 and lot code R12398.
    Testing carried out by the CFIA on August 26, 2008 indicated that the
product "may contain listeria monocytogenes" according to a CFIA news release.
    "We have been in business since 1974 and there have never been any issues
with our products or processes. Our processing equipment is cleaned and
inspected daily, and we undergo weekly and monthly inspections as part of a
rigorous internal quality control program. We continue to work with the CFIA
to ensure the safety and quality of our products," said Ravine Mushroom
spokesperson Peter Quattrociocchi.



For further information: Peter Quattrociocchi, Plant Manager, (416)
677-0651