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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Interstate Bakeries Issues Voluntary Recall of Oatmeal Cookies Due to Unlabeled Allergens

Maya Pogoda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Kansas City, MO  -- August 4, 2005 – Interstate Bakeries Corporation is voluntarily recalling oatmeal cookies sold in its retail stores throughout the United States. Some HOSTESS® oatmeal cookie packages may contain chocolate chip cookies that contain milk and eggs that are not listed in the ingredient statement on the package label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to whey or milk protein or eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

The product being recalled is:

HOSTESS® Cookies - Oatmeal
12 Packages of 4 cookies each
Net Wt 24 oz
UPC 45000 60479
Code NOV 7
06 04

Only the oatmeal variety of cookie with this specific code is affected by this recall. The company has not received any complaints or reports of illness related to this labeling error. People who do not have milk protein or egg allergies can eat the product without concern.

The packaging error was limited to one day’s production, and no other HOSTESS® products are part of this recall.

Consumers who purchased these cookies and who are known to be allergic to milk proteins or eggs should contact Interstate Bakeries Consumer Affairs Office at 800-483-7253 for a refund.


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