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Schratter Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg White Lysozyme in "Frico" Imported Chevrette Goat's Milk Cheese

Lou Marino
(201) 641-6851


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Fairfield, NJ -- May 25, 2004 -- Schratter Foods Inc. of Fairfield , New Jersey , is recalling all packages of "Frico” brand Chevrette Goat’s Milk Cheese, imported from Holland , because it may contain undeclared lysozyme made from egg whites. People who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled "Frico” brand Chevrette Goat’s Milk Cheese was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through distributors.

The "Frico” brand Chevrette Goat’s Milk Cheese comes in bulk 9 lb. wheels, and was also sold at retail in cryo-vac cut & wrapped portions of approximately 8 oz. labeled as “Frico” brand Mild & Tangy Flavor CHEVRETTE Goat’s Milk CHEESE .  All lots and all code dates are being recalled.

We have received one reported illness to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the lysozyme-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of lysozyme, which was omitted by the manufacturer.

All importation and distribution of this product has been suspended until the FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased this cheese are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (201) 641-6851.


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