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Bloomfield Bakers and Summerland Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Organica Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Cookies

Contact:
Summerland Foods
(323) 882-6670

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Los Alamitos, CA -- November 24, 2004 -- Bloomfield Bakers of Los Alamitos, CA is recalling approximately 25,476 - 6.5 oz packages of Organica Foods Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Cookies because they contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Organica Foods brand Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Cookies were distributed nationwide in retail stores. These cookies were distributed by S&P Foods (AKA Summerland Foods), 10061 Riverside Drive, Suite 807, Toluca Lake, CA 91602; Phone (323) 882-6670.

The product is packed in a white printed gable-top 6.5 oz carton with green text and a picture of the cookie, including walnuts. With the following lots printed on a sticker affixed to the bottom of the carton: 20705, 31905, 32005, 42905, 60205.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the cookies containing walnuts had been packed in cartons that did not include walnuts in the ingredient line. Subsequent investigation indicates that the walnuts were inadvertently left off of the ingredient line during a packaging artwork change.

Bloomfield Bakers was supplied the packaging by the own label distributor, S & P Foods. Bloomfield Bakers no longer manufactures this product.

Consumers who have purchased 6.5 oz packages of Organica Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Cookies are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Summerland Foods at (323) 882-6670 between the hours or 9 AM and 5 PM Pacific Time.

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