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Continental Mills Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts in Ghirardelli Chocolate Syrup Brownie Premium Mix

Contact:
Mike Meredith
1-800-426-0955 ext. 7842

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Seattle, WA -- September 2, 2005 -- Continental Mills, Seattle WA is recalling  Ghirardelli Chocolate Syrup Brownie Premium Mix because it may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Syrup Brownie Premium Mix was distributed to various states located east of the Rockies through retail stores. The product is packaged in an 18.75 oz retail box with the code date embossed on the top flap. The code dates involved are K_5181_; K_5182_; K_5194_; K_5195_; K_5201_; and K_5231_. (Underscore could represent any letter).

To date no illnesses have been reported from this product.

The company initiated a recall when it was discovered that a product containing walnuts was packaged into the Ghirardelli Chocolate Syrup Brownie Premium Mix retail box. Upon investigation, the company determined there were a small number of the wrong boxes used on the production line. The company has notified its distributors and retailers where the product was distributed. The company is working in cooperation with the Federal Food and Drug Administration until the recall is complete.

Consumers who have Ghirardelli Chocolate Syrup Brownie Premium Mix with any of these codes should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They may also contact Continental Mills at 1-800-457-7744 (Monday –Friday 7AM – 5PM Pacific Standard Time) or via email at baking@continentalmills.com.

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