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Pinnacle Foods Group Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Brownie Mix

Mr. Kelley Maggs
(973) 541-6640

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 5, 2006 -- Pinnacle Foods Group Inc. of Mountain Lakes, NJ is recalling a limited production run of Duncan Hines Double Fudge Brownie mix, which was manufactured by a co-packer for distribution by Pinnacle, due to an undeclared ingredient (walnuts). This recall applies only to the following products: "DUNCAN HINES® FAMILY STYLE CHEWY FUDGE BROWNIES" with the lot code listed below, which were sold at Safeway stores located ONLY in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii serviced by Safeway's Tracy, CA Distribution Center.

These cartons may contain "Walnut Brownie" mix rather than the "Family Style Chewy Fudge Brownie" mix and could therefore contain nuts not listed on the carton. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

This voluntary recall was initiated after the Company received call from a consumer informing the Company that the "DUNCAN HINES® FAMILY STYLE CHEWY FUDGE BROWNIES" she purchased actually contained a walnut brownie mix. There have been no reports of illness as a result of this incident.

Production Code information is as follows:

Retail Carton UPC Code:
Carton Description:
BEST IF USED BY code located on bottom of carton
JUN 16 07 GC6 "HH:MM", where HH:MM is a time stamp.

If you are allergic to or have a severe sensitivity to treenuts, you should not consume this product. Please return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.

If you are not allergic to nuts, this product is safe to eat.

This announcement applies only to the "DUNCAN HINES® FAMILY STYLE CHEWY FUDGE BROWNIES and does not apply to any other Duncan Hines products sold by Safeway in the states listed above.

Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 1-800-554-5680.

The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall.


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