From the Wires
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC Reports Data Breach; Individuals in Multiple States Could Be Affected
By: Business Wire
Nov. 26, 2012 05:51 PM
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, a producer, marketer and distributor of branded food products, today announced that the personal information of up to 1,818 individuals in up to 13 states plus Mexico may have been affected by a theft of a company laptop from an employee’s home.
Pinnacle Foods learned that an employee’s laptop was stolen from her home in Clinton, Wis. on October 11, 2012. Company operations and systems were not involved; the breach affected only information residing on the stolen laptop, which was password protected, —including names, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, and/or personal information.
Pinnacle Foods is working to ensure its systems are secure and protected from possible intrusions. Currently, the company is unaware of any incidents in which the data that may be available on the stolen laptop was actually used by an unauthorized party. Individuals who believe their information may have been exposed should contact the company at (855) 477-6879 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinnacle Foods is making every effort to directly contact each individual whose information may have been exposed, including employees, former employees, and employees who applied for employment at Pinnacle’s Darien, Wis. location however, all affected are advised to take the following steps to protect against the possibility of identity theft:
About Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Top 1000 companies list. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's® bagels, Celeste® pizza, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrées and Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin’s® Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Further information is available at http://www.pinnaclefoods.com.
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