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Recall -- State Press Release


State Agriculture Commissioner Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Yake Caramel Toffee


Jessica Chittenden


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- March 5, 2004 -- State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers announced today that New World Trading, Inc., 4416 2 nd Avenue , Brooklyn , New York 11232 is recalling "Yake Caramel Toffee" because it contains undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled "Yake Caramel Toffee" is packaged in a 600-gram plastic bottle with the code 01.10.2003 above 08.10.2004. It is a product of the Fujian Yake Food Co. Ltd.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors revealed the product contained peanuts, which were not declared on the label. "Yake Caramel Toffee" was distributed to retail stores nationwide. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase.