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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Harry and David, of Medford, Oregon Recalls Harry and David Chocolate Covered Select Blend Espresso Beans

Harry and David Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Harry and David Chocolate Covered Select Blend Espresso Beans

Contact:
Mr. Bill Ihle
541 864-2145 (Media Calls Only)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 4, 2008 -- Harry and David, of Medford, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling approximately 66,500 8 oz. bags of Harry and David Chocolate Covered Select Blend Espresso Beans because they may contain milk not declared on the ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product was made by Sanders Candy Factory, Inc., Baldwin Park, CA. It was distributed throughout the United States under the Harry and David brand only in Harry and David stores.

Harry and David is recalling 8 oz. bags of Chocolate Covered Select Blend Espresso Beans with "Best if used by" dates after 8/28/05, sold prior to April 5th, 2008. The "Best if used by" date is located in the lower right hand corner of the nutrition label on the back of the bag. Bags subject to this recall do NOT have a "Contains milk, soy" statement on the nutrition label. These products are packaged in 8 oz. clear plastic bags, tied at the top with a tan ribbon.

There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to date. Anyone concerned about an illness/injury should contact a physician immediately.

This problem, which was discovered on April 3, 2008, occurred because the ingredient statement of the bulk product delivered to Harry and David by the manufacturer did not list milk as an ingredient.

Consumers with product may return it to any Harry and David retail store for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may phone the Harry and David Customer Service division at 800-233-1101, 24 hours a day.

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