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Sunridge Farms Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergen in Yogurt Raisin Product

Ronald Giannini
(831) 462-1280


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Santa Cruz, CA -- March 4, 2004 -- Falcon Trading Company, Inc. of Santa Cruz, CA is recalling SunRidge Farms All Natural Yogurt Raisins, because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Yogurt Raisins was distributed nationwide through distributors to the retail food stores in your area.

The product can be identified as follows:

SunRidge Farms
All Natural Yogurt Raisins
Packaged in a preprinted zip-lock 8 oz. bag
This product bears the Julian date code 3240321, which is located on the back left side of the package in black ink.

There have been no illnesses reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that bags of Yogurt Raisins actually contained Yogurt Almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging procedures.

Consumers who have purchased SunRidge Farms All Natural Yogurt Raisins with the Julian date code of 3240321 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Falcon Trading Company, Inc. directly at (831) 462-1280, or email info@sunridgefarms.com.