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October 30, 2001

Allergy Warning: Nuts

Storck USA issues warning regarding their Riesen brand candies. When sold individually or in bulk they do not list ingredients on the packaging

 (SafetyAlerts) -  We, Storck USA, are writing to notify you of a potential peanut allergy risk that could result from the unauthorized resale of one of our candy brands, Riesen. Please do not buy our candy products in individually wrapped pieces, in bulk, by the pound, or otherwise. Rather, please purchase our candies only in their original packages showing the product ingredients.

Riesen brand candies are caramels covered in chocolate, presented in bags and ?stick? shaped packs. Riesen brand candies can be commonly found in grocery stores, drug stores and mass merchandise stores.

Earlier this year, Storck USA introduced Riesen Peanut, a milk chocolate and peanut flavored variety, in addition to our already popular Riesen Chocolate, a chocolate caramel candy covered in dark chocolate. Riesen Peanut?s dark red packaging and name distinguish it, while Riesen Chocolate is presented in a dark brown wrapper.

It has come to Storck?s attention that, occasionally, some packages of Riesen candies are being removed from their packages and the individually-wrapped candies are being sold separately, e.g., in bulk, by the pound. Although the presence of peanuts is indicated clearly and repeatedly on the Riesen Peanut package, the ingredient information is not repeated on the individually wrapped candies.

Storck USA has already taken action to notify its retail customers that Riesen brand candy must be sold only in its original packaging.

If you, a member of your family, or someone you know has a food allergy and, in particular, a peanut allergy, please review the full, original ingredient statement provided on the original bag or 1.75 oz (49.6 g) ?stick? pack packaging. Consumers with peanut allergies should not consume our Riesen brand candy products.

We at Storck are committed to producing the highest quality candies for our valued consumers? enjoyment. If you require additional information, you can contact us directly at or call (800) 621-7772.

Source: Storck USA.

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