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Country Maid Expands Upon Previous Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Possible Health Risk

Country Maid, Inc.
(888) 460-6904


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- WEST BEND, Iowa, January 29, 2009 – Country Maid Inc, is expanding upon its previous voluntary recall from January, 20, 2009 of 2-pound packages of Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Due to the second expanded recall from the Peanut Corporation of America, additional lot numbers of peanut butter are now included that were used to manufacture the peanut butter cookie dough. The peanut butter used to make the cookie dough was supplied by Peanut Corporation of America and may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or 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 recalled Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough was distributed in the following states through fundraising groups: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Distribution to fundraising dealers occurred August 20, 2007 through January 9, 2009.

The product comes in a 2 pound rectangular-shaped package with a white wrapper. Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough products with the following lot numbers marked on the side are included in the recall: 22507, 24007, 24707, 29707, 31007, 36207, 03008, 03908, 04608, 06708, 11308, 11408, 21908, 26208, 26308, 29808, 33808, and 36508.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the cookie dough.

No other Country Maid or Classic Breaks products or flavors are included in this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should either destroy the product or contact Country Maid for a refund at 1-888-460-6904. Details also can be found at www.classic-breaks.com.




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