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C. Kenneth Imports Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in OH YES Korean Cookies

Contact:
David Kirn
718-665-8991

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Bronx, NY -- May 4, 2004 -- C. Kenneth Imports, 150 th St. & Exterior St., Bronx, N.Y., is recalling OH YES Korean Cookies manufactured by HAITA1 Confectionery & Foods Co., LTD., Korea because it may contain undeclared eggs. Consumers who are allergic to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled OH YES Korean Cookies are packaged in 120,1 oz. packages to a case. The container code is 2004.07.19. Approximately 150 cases were sold in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of undeclared eggs in OH YES Korean cookies in packages which did not declare eggs as an ingredient on the label. The consumption of eggs by allergic individuals has been reported to elicit severe reactions.

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

Consumers who are allergic to eggs and purchased OH YES Korean cookies are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-624-5639.

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