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Puentes Brothers, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on "Don Pancho" Mexican Pastry Products

Contact:
George Puentes
503-370-9710

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Salem, OR -- January 30, 2004 -- Puentes Brothers Inc. of Salem Oregon is recalling all "Don Pancho" brand Mexican Pastry and Mexican Pastry Pan Fino because they may contain undeclared peanut cookies. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Mexican Pastry and Mexican Pastry Pan Fino were distributed in retail stores in Oregon and eastern Washington.

The product comes in an 18 oz. 6 count flexible plastic package under the "Don Pancho" label. The package contains a white sticker with the code 021104.

The recall was initiated after receiving a consumer complaint about a peanut containing cookie. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by the outside manufacturer who inadvertently packaged peanut butter cookies in the wrong packaging.

Consumers who have purchased these products should return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.

Production and distribution of these products has been suspended until further notice to insure that these types of accidents can no longer occur.

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