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Advance Import Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Hongding Peanut Candy & Hongding Sesame Candy


Roger Yip


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Brooklyn, NY -- March 5, 2004 -- Advance Import Inc., 290 N. Henry St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 is recalling "Hongding Peanut Candy" & "Hongding Sesame Candy" because they 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, "Hongding Peanut Candy" is packaged in 5 oz. clear plastic bags with UPC #926281 610131 "Hongding Sesame Candy" is packaged in 5 oz. clear plastic bags with UPC #926281 610414. Both products were sold in the New York City area.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.

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

Consumers who have purchased "Hongding Peanut Candy" & "Hongding Sesame Candy" are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Advance Import, Inc., Mr. Roger Yip, manager at 718-389-2800.