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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Umpqua Dairy issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Umpqua Brand and Pacific Crest Brand Pecan Ice Cream

Contact:
Umpqua Dairy
1-888-672-MILK or at 541-672-2638.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Roseburg, OR -- June 8, 2004 -- Umpqua Dairy of Roseburg, Oregon is recalling Umpqua brand Lite Praline Pecan Ice Cream, Umpqua brand Pralines n’ Cream Ice Cream, and Pacific Crest Windigo Pass Pecan Ice Cream because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

These products were distributed in Oregon, Washington and Northern California through retail stores and ice cream dipping shops between April 1 and June 1, 2004.

The recalled products include: Half-gallons of Umpqua Premium Lite Praline Pecan Ice Cream with lot numbers 032605, 042005, or 052505; 3-gallon tubs of Umpqua Praline Pecan Lite Ice Cream with product lot numbers 04086 or 04146; Half-gallon squares of Pacific Crest Windigo Pass Pecan Ice Cream (any and all); and, 3-gallon tubs of Umpqua Pralines n’ Cream Ice Cream with product lot numbers 04111 or 04146. The lot numbers are located on the bottom of the half-gallon containers and on the labels of the 3-gallon tubs. All products are identified with plant number 41-62.

No illness or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

Umpqua Dairy has voluntarily initiated this recall after it was discovered that peanuts were mixed with pecans in the flavoring used to produce these ice creams. The company is working with its ingredient supplier to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Umpqua Dairy at its toll free number 1-888-672-MILK or at 541-672-2638.

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