PRESS RELEASE – for immediate use

25 December 2004

Fab Fun Lollipops recalled due to Health Concerns

ABC Foods Ltd are conducting a voluntary recall on Fab Fun Lollipops, purchased from major supermarkets throughout New Zealand, due to some lollipops containing undeclared dairy protein which was not displayed on the packaging ingredients list.

Consumers who suffer from a dairy protein allergy or intolerance should not consume this product. Food allergy symptoms vary from a mild response such as a skin rash to a life threatening reaction.

"We have become aware that one of our ingredients has been reformulated and now contains dairy protein. This ingredient is added only to red lollipops. We have not had any complaints from consumers about allergic reactions to these products. However we are advising consumers who may be concerned about their health following the consumption of this product to seek advice from their healthcare professional," ABC Foods National Food Safety Manager, Joe Brown, said.

Apart from this labelling irregularity there is no other fault with this product. Consumers not allergic to dairy protein can safely consume this product.

Consumers who have a dairy protein allergy or intolerance are asked to return this product to the place of purchase for a full refund. All Retailers have been advised of this recall.

Consumers requiring further information should please contact:

ABC Foods Ltd
123 Main Street
Middle Town
(ph) 0800 888 888

ENDS

For further information contact:
Jane Smith, Communications Advisor, ABC Foods Ltd, 05 345 2528 or 022 654 789.