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MANUFACTURER ISSUES VOLUNTARY PRODUCT RECALL

 Statement Of Product Recall


MCCOMB, Ohio, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to a labeling omission, Consolidated Biscuit Company has issued a voluntary recall of the following products baked at its St. Louis facility and distributed nationally:

11 oz. Royal Crest brand Animal Crackers
 Distributed by Consolidated Biscuit Company


11 oz. Funimals brand Animal Crackers
 Distributed by Consolidated Biscuit Company


11 oz. Jungle Jammers brand Animal Crackers
 Distributed by Moran Foods, Inc.


1 oz. Animal Grahams
 Distributed by Wholesome Choice
 15# Bulk Danish Delight brand Animal Crackers
 Distributed by Consolidated Biscuit Company


"This is the first time we've ever issued a recall of any of our products," said John Kushnerick, Director of Marketing for Consolidated. "We're voluntarily issuing this recall in the interest of health for a fraction of our consumers."

The inadvertently omitted label item was egg whites, a commonly used product in baking. A very small percentage of the population has an allergic reaction to albumen, a naturally occurring substance found in egg whites. This allergic reaction is often severe and can be potentially life-threatening to certain individuals; however, in the overwhelming majority of the population, there are no side effects from ingesting albumen.

"Our customers are our number one concern," Kushnerick said. "We are proud of our long history of producing reliable, safe products and have taken steps to ensure that consumers can continue to rely on the Consolidated Biscuit Company for quality products."

Presently, Consolidated has segregated and held in its warehouse all Royal Crest, Funimals, Jungle Jammers, Animal Grahams and Danish Delight Animal Cracker products to prevent further public distribution. They are also presently working with their customers to ensure all the above listed products are removed from store shelves.

Consolidated is also conducting a full-scale review of its internal labeling procedures to ensure consistency between product ingredients and labeling information.

Again, the recall of these products is voluntary on the part of Consolidated. Any customer who has purchased any of the above listed brands of animal cracker products and wishes to return them for a full refund can do so by calling 800-537-9544, extension 1-246.
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/CONTACT: John Kushnerick, 419-293-2911, ext. 1-286, or Bruce Olsen, 419-293-2911, ext. 1-230 both of Consolidated Biscuit Company/

CO: Consolidated Biscuit Company ST: Ohio IN: FOD SU:

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