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Elegant Gourmet Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Elegant Sweets Chocolate Cream Truffles

 

Contact:
Jean McCurry
425-814-2500

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Woodinville, WA -- January 22, 2006 -- Elegant Gourmet Inc. of Woodinville, WA is voluntarily recalling all packages of Elegant Sweets Chocolate Cream Truffles because they contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Chocolate Cream Truffles were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The Chocolate Cream Truffles are packaged in three different styles/sizes. One is a round, brown and beige box, tied with a brown ribbon, net wt. 8.8-oz (246 grams). The second one is in a pink and white box tied with a pink ribbon, net wt. 3-oz (85 g) and is part of the Valentine's Day Collection in the catalog. The third style/size is a red velvet heart shaped box with a red ribbon and white roses tied on top, net wt. 4.5-oz (128 g). Individual product containers are not coded.

No complaints have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the whey in the product was not properly disclosed as milk derived product. Subsequent investigation indicates that supplier information needed to be updated to reveal the change in the current labeling laws and in ingredient listings.

Consumers who have purchased Elegant Sweets Chocolate Cream Truffles are urged to return them to Elegant Gourmet for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-425-814-2500.

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