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Recall -- State Press Release


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Undeclared Eggs in Haiti Soft Castle Chocolate Chip Cookies


Jessica Chittenden


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Albany, NY -- May 12, 2004 --- State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers who are sensitive to eggs, not to consume certain "Haiti Soft Castle Chocolate Chip Cookies" distributed by Grand Supercenter, Inc., 47-08 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, New York 11378, due to the presence of undeclared eggs.  People who are allergic to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. Grand Supercenter, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the product.

"Haiti Soft Castle Chocolate Chip Cookies" are packaged in a 2.29-oz., red and white cardboard box with code 2004.06.03.C.  It is a product of Korea.  The UPC number is 8 801019 301803.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors revealed the product contained undeclared eggs.  The product was distributed in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.  No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who are allergic to eggs and purchased "Haiti Soft Castle Chocolate Chip Cookies" are urged to return them to the place of purchase.


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