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Schwan's Bakery, Inc., Issues Recall and Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Edwards  Turtle Pie Slices

Contact:
Steve Linstrom
507-537-8517

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Suwanee, GA -- May 27, 2005 -- Schwan’s Bakery, Inc., of Suwanee, GA, is recalling its Edwards® Turtle Pie Single 2-pack of frozen pie slices that carry a date code of Y85071 as they may contain undeclared eggs. Pecan Pie slices may be contained in Turtle Pie packaging. The Pecan Pie slices contain eggs that would not be declared on the Edwards Turtle Pie packaging. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled frozen pie slices were distributed throughout the United States in retail stores.This recall does not include any product carried by Schwan’s Home Delivery Service or food service distribution.

The frozen product comes in a yellow box with a picture of a slice of turtle pie on it and is labeled Edwards Turtle Pie Single 2-pack pie slices.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the egg-containing product was distributed in packaging that does not label eggs in the ingredients. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes. The problem has been corrected.

There are no food safety concerns for consumers who do not have allergies to eggs. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased Edwards Turtle Pie Single 2-pack frozen pie slices with a date code of Y85071 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Schwan’s Bakery at 1-800-437-2064 .

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