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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Coffee Masters, Inc., recall all of "Chipper With Coffee Biscotti"

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Coffee Masters, Inc.
800.334.6485 Ext. 215

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- SPRING GROVE, IL – November 13, 2007 – Coffee Masters, Inc., leading Midwest wholesale coffee roaster today announced they have issued a recall all of a Chipper With Coffee Biscotti, because it may contain undeclared protein derived from milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and/or soybeans allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to any of these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Coffee Masters distributed this product on behalf of Chipper Gourmet Foods during the months of January – Sept 2007.

Chipper With Coffee Biscotti was distributed wholesale nationwide and could have been found in retail coffee shops. Coffee Masters, Inc. discontinued the distribution in early September, due to lack of sales and interest.

The product comes in a 1.75 ounce clear bag with hang tag. Flavors include Apple Cinnamon, Apricot Almond, Banana Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Raspberry, Classic Almond, Mocha Chip, Pistachio Orange, Snickerdoodle, Cranberry Orange, German Chocolate, Maple Pecan, Triple Chocolate and Maple Walnut.

Some of the Biscotti, click to enlarge

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the allergen-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the protein derived from milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and/or soybeans. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a breakdown in Chipper Gourmet Food’s production and packaging processes.

Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and Coffee Masters are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased any 1.75 ounce packages of Chipper With Coffee Biscotti distributed by Coffee Masters are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this matter may contact the Coffee Masters at 1-800-334-6485, ext 110.

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