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Good Karma Food Technologies Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert for Good Karma Organic Rice Cream Mudd Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Products Due to Undeclared Milk Ingredient

Contact:
Matt Cooper
412-749-9804

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Glendale, CA -- August 22, 2006 -- Good Karma Food Technologies, Inc. of Glendale, California is recalling Good Karma Organic Rice Cream Mudd Pie, Good Karma Organic Rice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip and Good Karma Organic Rice Cream Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, all lot codes, because they may contain undeclared milk proteins. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products distributed across the U.S. may have reached consumers at natural foods retail and mass market retail grocery stores nationwide. The Mudd Pie product can be identified by a label that reads "Good Karma Organic Rice Cream Mudd Pie." This item comes in a pint, blue package with dark brown lid band and a banner that reads Mudd Pie. It has a UPC Code of 2946270102. The Mint Chocolate Chip product can be identified by a label that reads "Good Karma Organic Rice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip." This item comes in a blue package with green lid band and a banner that reads Mint Chocolate Chip. It has a UPC Code of 2946270106. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge product can be identified by a label that reads "Good Karma Organic Rice Cream Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge." This item comes in a blue package with a light brown lid band and a banner that reads Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. It has a UPC Code of 2946270105.

The recall was initiated after it was revealed thru testing that the chocolate chips contained in these products contained undeclared levels of milk protein. Packages with a Best If Used By Date of July 27th, 2007 or earlier should not be consumed.

There have been no reports of illness or injury associated with the product. No other Good Karma Organic Rice Cream products are part of the recall, and there is no health risk for consumers who are not allergic to milk.

Production of these products has been suspended until the FDA and Good Karma are certain that these products are back in compliance and the problem has been corrected.

All of Good Karma's Distributors, Customers and Brokers have been notified about this issue and have been advised to pull the product off the shelf. Consumers who have purchased Pint containers of the Good Karma Organic Rice Cream: Mudd Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge products with the Best If Used By Date of July 27th, 2007 or earlier are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-550-6731.

At Good Karma, integrity is the heart of our business. Safety and the well-being of all people who use our products is our highest priority.

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