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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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This press release was revised Jan. 18, 2005, to include distribution in the state of Delaware.

Camelot Desserts Issues Voluntary Recall of "Mini Pies" Due to Undeclared Eggs

Robert Matlock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Sugar Land, TX -- January 14, 2005 -- Camelot Desserts, Sugar Land , Texas , has issued a voluntary recall of all lots of Camelot Desserts Caramel Apple Cheese Streusel Mini Pies, due to the presence of an undeclared allergen. The product is made with a known allergen (eggs), which is not included in the ingredient listing for the product. Persons who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergenic reaction if they consume this product.

The product being recalled is packed in single units of 8.5 ounces with a UPC of 7 15432 42571 9. "Mini Pies" without the egg ingredient listed on the label and with no lot number are the subject of this recall.

The product being recalled was shipped to retail stores in the Northeastern part of the country including New York , New Jersey , Pennsylvania , Maryland , Connecticut , and Delaware . No illnesses or allergenic reactions have been reported. Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the retailer for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall may call Camelot Desserts at 281-240-1200.

The problem was discovered through an internal audit. In the future, the product will be distributed with the correct ingredient listing and with an identifiable lot number on the retail package.

Camelot Desserts is taking this voluntary action to ensure the safety of its consumers and is working closely with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in the recall process. Camelot Desserts is committed to the quality and safety of its products and sincerely regrets any inconvenience that this incident may have caused.


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