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Jessica's Bakery Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens In Keikito Muffins

Contact:
Jorge Mora
(516) 565-2911 / (516) 426-6197

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Franklin Square, NY -- June 2, 2005 -- Jessica's Bakery Corp., 739 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, NY 11010, is recalling Keikito Muffins because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Keikito Muffins are packaged in 8 oz., plastic wrapped styrofoam trays, coded May 2, 2005. They were sold in the New York City Metropolitan area and Nassau County.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared milk allergens in Keikito Muffins which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.

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

Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens and purchased Keikito Muffins are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (516) 565-2911.

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