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Maru Bakery & Wholesale Recalls Elsa Kolo Roasted Barley

Contact:
Habte A. Retta
214-221-3123

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Dallas, TX -- August 10, 2006 -- Maru Bakery & Wholesale, Dallas, TX is recalling Elsa Kolo Roasted Barley because it contains undeclared peanuts.

The recalled Roasted Barley sold in 3 oz, ½ lb, 5 lb and 10 lb clear plastic bags, with or without labels, were sold in Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA and Columbus, OH. The bags with labels identify the product as Elsa Kolo Roasted Barley. The product was also distributed in bulk 88 lb white bags that are labeled "Maru Import & Export Dallas, Texas U.S.A Item Elsa Kolo".

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recall was initiated after a routine FDA inspection revealed the presence of peanuts in packages of roasted barley.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased Elsa Kolo Roasted Barley should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 214-221-3123.

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