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Michael's Bakery Products, LLC Announces Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher Certification as of December 1, 2003
12/8/2003 12:57:36 PM

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 08, 2003/PRNewswire via COMTEX/ - MICHAEL'S COOKIES, a division of Michael's Bakery Products, LLC announced today that it has received kosher certification from the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Michael's Cookies has worked closely with Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at the Orthodox Union in New York, to receive this certification.

"Michael's Cookies are manufactured under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union (OU) and are kosher when bearing the symbol adjacent to each project. Products designated OU-D are certified kosher dairy. After meeting all requirements of the Orthodox Union, the world's largest and most respected kosher certification agency, Michael's Cookies is now authorized to place this symbol on its packaging," said Rabbi Safran. Rabbi Safran added that in working with the management of Michael's Cookies, he found a caring and responsible company, eager to abide by all kosher requirements.

The entire Michael's Cookies product line is certified OU-D, which includes the following flavors: Apple Cinnamon Raisin, Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Walnut, Chocolate Mint Cookies, Chunky Chocolate, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Eggnog, Fudge Nut Brownie, Lemon Poppyseed, Maple Pecan, Milk Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Orange Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Chip, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Sugar, White Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Cranberry, White Chocolate Key Lime, White Chocolate macadamia, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip, Sugar Free Peanut Chip, and Sugar Free Vanilla.

The OU certification allows Michael's Cookies to enter new markets and regions that were previously not accessible. These markets will now be able to enjoy the same great tasting cookies as their competitors - manufactured with top quality ingredients that are completely natural, no artificial ingredients or preservatives, according to Michael Radeczki, Company Founder.

"With the large variety of kosher certified products to choose from, customers will be able to offer their customers the same large selections - without any additional cost or investment in product recipe research and development," Radeczki said. "In addition, the product is also easy to bake and serve, with no additional labor to prepare."

"Michael's always delivers a consistent, fresh product," said Michael Mc Phail, Executive Pastry Chef at the Snowbird, Utah. New customers will enjoy receiving this top quality product with top quality customer service - the cookies are always delivered on time and packaged exceptionally for fresh and safe shipping."

ABOUT MICHAEL'S BAKERY PRODUCTS, LLC

Michael's cookies, a division of Michael's Bakery Products, LLC is a San Diego, California based manufacturer of gourmet, frozen, pre-portioned cookie dough available in over 20 different flavors, including specialty dough for the holidays. The dough was awarded First Place for Best Product in the "Outstanding Foodservice" category by the National Association for the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT) at their show in New York and was selected from over 760 entries in 17 categories.

Michael's Cookies has national distribution and customers include many of the top hotel chains in the country.

For further information, please contact Lisa Nappi, Sales & Marketing Director of Michael's Bakery Products, LLC, 858-578-0888, fax 858-578-3086, lnappi@michaelscookies.com.

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