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Harry & David Operations Corp. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Products In Spiced Apple Almonds

Bill Ihle
541 864-2145

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Medford, OR -- August 31, 2005 -- Harry & David Operations, Corp. of Medford , Oregon is recalling 1400 bags of Spiced Apple Almonds, because they contain undeclared milk products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The bags of Spiced Apple Almonds were distributed throughout the United States in Harry and David retail stores and in mail order gifts.

The Spiced Apple Almonds sold in Harry and David retail stores are in 8 oz. clear plastic bags, tied with a ribbon. The lower left hand corner of the back label shows a "Best if used by" date of 07/28/06.

The mail order Spiced Apple Almonds are in 6 oz. bags in the Harvest Home Collection Basket, item number 6266.. The lower left hand corner of the Spiced Apple Almonds label shows a code of 1815SF.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing milk products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk products. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a data entry error. The error has been corrected and future production will be unaffected. Measures have been put in place to prevent such errors in the future.

Consumers who have purchased Harry & David Spiced Apple Almonds are urged to return them to any Harry & David Store for a full refund. Consumers who have received Apple Spiced Almonds through a mail order shipment should contact Harry & David Customer Service at 800-345-5655 for a full refund. Consumers with questions also may contact the company at 1-800-345-5655.


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