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Galerie Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Choxie Truffles

Contact:
Allen Buchman
1-859-538-8500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Hebron, KY -- February 23, 2006 -- Ross Acquisition Co. Inc., dba Galerie™ of Hebron, KY is recalling all lots of 4.95 oz packages of CHOXIE™ brand truffles and balls as they may contain undeclared peanuts or peanut butter. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products. Product in this recall is:

CHOXIE™ Double Dark Truffles UPC Code 768395345129

The following are also being recalled as a precautionary measure, not because of an undeclared allergen.

CHOXIE™ Milk Chocolate Truffles UPC Code 768395345099
CHOXIE™ Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls UPC Code 768395345105
CHOXIE™ Milk Chocolate Caramel Balls UPC Code 768395345112

The recalled items were distributed to and sold in Target™ and SuperTarget™ retail stores nationwide.

The products come in 4.95 oz clear acetate packages marked with UPC code listed above on the back bottom left corner. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that CHOXIE™ Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls were within packages of CHOXIE™ Double Dark Truffles.

Production of the products has been suspended until the company and FDA are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-859-538-8500.

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