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Barricini Candy Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy Nuts (Soy) in Catherine's Finest Pecan Caramel Clusters and Shwom's Caramel Pecan Clusters

Contact:
Kenneth Cabral or Barnett Tessler
570-457-7711 800-849-9096

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Moosic, PA -- June 20, 2005 -- Barricini Candy of Moosic, PA is recalling:

690 cases (24,408 units) Catherine's Finest Pecan Caramel Clusters 8 oz.
85 cases (2,040 units) Shwom's Caramel Pecan Clusters 6 oz.

because it may contain undeclared soy nuts (soy). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or soy derivatives run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Catherine's Finest Pecan Clusters and Shwom's Caramel Pecan Clusters were distributed primarily in California, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, through fund raising organizations.

These candies are packaged in printed boxes with photos of pecans and chocolate pecan caramel clusters. Boxes are printed with Catherine's Finest Pecan Caramel Clusters 8 oz.; or Shwom's Caramel Pecan Clusters 6 oz. UPC 0 75655 00360 7.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated when a discovery was made during a review of packaging, that product containing soy nuts (soy) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy nuts (soy). Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was a result of improper labeling on packaging supplied by the previous ownership of the newly acquired company.

Consumers who have purchased either the Catherine's Finest Pecan Caramel Clusters or Shwom's Caramel Pecan Clusters are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Service at Barricini Candy directly at 1-800-849-9096.

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