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Blooming Import, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Ginnou Chocolate 


Moon Lee
(718) 625-6868


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- February 27, 2004 -- Blooming Import, Inc., 45 Bowne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 is recalling Ginnou Chocolate because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Ginnou Chocolate, packed in a clear rigid plastic container, 6.12 oz. (174G), with the code 4/17/2004, were sold in New York, Boston, and Chicago.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packages that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.

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

Consumers who have purchased Ginnou Chocolate are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-680-3838.



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