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Bindi North America Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Desserts


Anetta Carnemolla


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Belleville, NJ -- January 21, 2004 -- Bindi North America of Belleville, NJ, is recalling several of its dessert products because they contain undeclared soy. People who have allergies to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There is no health risk to people who do not have allergies to soy. The products that are being recalled are chocolate chip cheesecake, chocolate ganache cheesecake, chocolate fondant cake, chocolate raspberry fondant cake, white chocolate mousse cake, and chocolate sorbet.

The recalled cakes were distributed nationwide in restaurants and in retail stores in the state of New Jersey. The recalled sorbet was distributed nationwide through mail order and in Bindi retail stores in the state of New Jersey.

The cakes come either in 4.69 lb white cardboard boxes, or in clear plastic containers. The sorbet comes in plastic containers, or in natural cocoa pods which are wrapped in clear plastic film. All packages that were sold before January 2004 are affected.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the soy-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy.

All cakes that have expiration dates of 1/2005 or later are properly labeled and are unaffected by this recall. All sorbet plastic containers that have expiration dates of 09/2005 or later are properly labeled. All sorbet in natural cocoa pods that have expiration dates of 01/2005 or later are properly labeled.

Consumers who have purchased these products may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund if desired. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-88-BINDI.



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