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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Harry & David Recalls Harry and David Wild 'N Spicy Hot Chili Pepper Tortilla Chips for Undeclared Milk Ingredients

Bill Ihle
541 864-2145

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Medford, OR -- July 14, 2006 -- Harry & David Operations Corp., of Medford, Oregon, is recalling approximately 47,300 bags of Hot Chili Pepper Tortilla Chips because they do not list milk in the ingredient statement.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Harry & David is recalling all Wild 'N Spicy Hot Chili Pepper Tortilla Chips with an expiration date of May 1, 2006 through November 11, 2006. These tortilla chips are packaged in 14 oz. bags. The expiration date is in the upper right hand corner of the front of the bag.

These products were distributed from January 1, 2006 through July 13, 2006 throughout the United States through Harry and David Stores.

There has been one person who has reported a rash after consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician immediately. If anyone has experienced an injury or reaction related to this recall, they should contact their local FDA Office.

This problem occurred because of a miscommunication of spice ingredients from a vendor. Subsequently, all ingredient contents of spice mixtures from this vendor have been reviewed and verified.

Consumers with questions about the recalled product may phone the Customer Service division at 800-345-5655, 24 hours a day. Customers may arrange for refunds through this number as well.


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