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Red Wheel Fundraising (RWFR, Inc.) Voluntarily Recalls Cookie Dough Due to Potential Health Risk

Contact:
Red Wheel Fundraising (RWFR, Inc.)
1-800-235-7593

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. February 12, 2009 - RWFR, Inc. of Council Bluffs, Iowa is recalling 4 of its products made with peanut butter. They are as follows: Pre Portion Monster Cookie Dough Drop, Pre Portion Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Drop, Monster Cookie Dough 3 lb. Tub, and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough 3 lb. Tub because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This action was taken due to the second expanded action recall action by Peanut Corporation of America. Only a small quantity of peanut butter was purchased through Peanut Corporation of America by RWFR, Inc. as they are not the regular supplier of this ingredient.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The products that are recalled are the Red Wheel Brand sold in South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Florida and Oklahoma through fundraising programs between the months of September 2008 through December 2008.

Red Wheel Fundraising Brand

Pre-Portioned Cookie Dough packaged in a rectangular brown box

  • Monster Cookie Dough Drops / Bar Code 4675414
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Drops / Bar Code 4685414

3 lb Cookie Dough in a plastic tub

  • Monster Cookie Dough / Bar Code 4075414
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough / Bar Code 4095414

No other Red Wheel products are affected by the recall.

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

This immediate voluntary action is being taken out of RWFR, Inc. commitment to provide high quality products, always placing the health and safety of its consumers as it first priority. Consumers should dispose of the product listed above. Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact us at 1-800-235-7593 or rwfr@redwheelfundrasing.com.

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