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Best Brands Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Danish Twist Product

Contact:
Bob Bianca
1-800-866-3300 ext. 7569

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 17, 2006 -- Best Brands Corp. of Eagan, Minnesota is recalling all lots of Twisted Snails Frozen Danish Dough, because they contain undeclared soy . People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products are not harmful unless the consumer is allergic to soy.

The Danish twist dough was sold to retail and grocery store bakeries and other foodservice outlets. Consumers may have purchased the product as baked, spiral-shaped Danish, either iced, filled, or plain. The Danish twists may have been sold from trays in the bakery counter or in individual packages with grocery store labels. The name "Best Brands" or "Twisted Snails Frozen Danish Dough" would not appear on the consumer package.

The Danish twist dough was distributed to retail bakeries, grocery store bakeries and other foodservice outlets in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing soy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy. In the future, the product will be distributed with the correct ingredient listing.

Consumers with allergen concerns who have purchased Danish twists are urged to contact the place of purchase to determine if their Danish twists were made from the Best Brands Corp. Twisted Snails Danish dough and are part of this recall. The Danish twists may be disposed of or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-328-2068.

Best Brands Corp. is taking this voluntary action to ensure the safety of its consumers and is working closely with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in the recall process. Best Brands Corp. is committed to the quality and safety of its products and sincerely regrets any inconvenience that this incident may have caused.

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