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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Interstate Brands Corporation Issues Voluntary Recall of MERITA® Autumn Grain Bread in Northern Florida, Southeastern Georgia and the Hilton Head Area of South Carolina


Interstate Brands Corporation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Kansas City, Missouri -- February 22, 2005 -- Interstate Brands Corporation is voluntarily recalling 20oz packages of Merita® Autumn Grain bread distributed to approximately 3500 stores in Northern Florida, Southeastern Georgia and the Hilton Head area of South Carolina.

The recall, which is due to possible contamination with small pieces of plastic, affects only a single day's production of one variety of bread. No other products or geographic regions were affected.

Interstate Brands has not received any reports of injury related to this incident.

Packages of the recalled bread are marked with the sell by date of February 28. UPC 12200 04050. The first line of the ink jet code reads:

Feb 28 45 047

Customers who purchased this bread should contact Interstate Brands Corporation's consumer affairs office at 800-483-7253.


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