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United States Bakery Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Two Varieties of Betsy Ross Donuts


Don Gai
Jerry Carpenter


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Seattle, WA -- January 30, 2007 -- United States Bakery, Seattle Division is voluntarily recalling all 12 ounce packages of Betsy Ross Brand Chocolate Donuts and Old Fashioned Donuts, because the whey listed on the label does not declare it is a derivative of milk. People with milk allergies and/or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Old Fashioned Donuts and Chocolate Donuts are sold in convenience stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming.

The donuts are packaged in red, white and blue boxes and state a package code prior to and including SELL BY FEB 9 FS. There are 6 donuts per package with a net weight of 12 ounces. Individual product containers are identified with UPC#72220-22080 and UPC#72220-22081.

No complaints have been reported to date.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the whey is a listed ingredient in the product, but was not properly disclosed as a milk product.

Consumers who have purchased Betsy Ross 12 ounce boxes of donuts are urged to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-322-0931 or 1-888-307-2867.


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