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September 23, 1999

Possible Peanut Contamination Associated With Rice DreamĀ® Vanilla Swiss Almond Frozen Pints

PALO ALTO, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Imagine Foods has announced today the recall of one production batch of Rice Dream Frozen Dessert, Vanilla Swiss Almond variety because the product may contain undeclared peanuts.

The company is advising consumers allergic to peanuts not to consume Rice Dream Frozen Dessert, Swiss Almond variety.  People who have an allergy severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergy reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled desserts can be identified by the UPC code of 084253-212885 and the code printed on the container for the product in question is 6-11877541 9147 BH.

According to tests done by the company, the possibility exists that peanuts could have inadvertently been introduced into a small number of pint containers during the manufacturing process. As a precaution, Imagine Foods is voluntarily requesting the removal of product with this code from store shelves and warehouses throughout North America. This recall does not affect any other flavors of Rice Dream Frozen Desserts and only the specific code of the Vanilla Swiss Almond flavor mentioned above.

Imagine Foods, Inc., a California based food company, was founded in 1984. The company makes and markets non-dairy, vegetarian natural foods products including Rice Dream‚ Beverages; Soy Dream‚ Beverages; Power Dream‘ Natural Energy Drinks; Rice Dream‚ Frozen Desserts and Frozen Novelties; Imagine Natural‚ Veggie Burgers; Imagine Natural‚ Puddings, and Imagine Natural‚ Garden Vegetable Soups.

Consumers with questions should call Imagine Foods at 800-333-6339

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