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Lowell Int'l. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in "Winiary" Mayonnaise

Conrad Lowell
(847) 439-6300

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- June 2, 2004 -- Lowell Int'l. located at 24 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222, is recalling "Winiary" Mayonnaise because it may contain undeclared eggs. Consumers who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled "Winiary" Mayonnaise, packed in a 250ml glass jar with a metal cap and code 06 08 2004 and "Winiary" Mayonnaise, packed in a 400ml glass jar with a metal cap and code 20 08 2004, were sold in New York and distributed to the firm's other warehouse in Chicago, Illinois.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of eggs in "Winiary" Mayonnaise 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. Life threatening and anaphylactic shock could occur in certain egg sensitive individuals upon consumption of eggs and products containing eggs.

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

Consumers who are allergic to eggs and purchased "Winiary" Mayonnaise are urged to return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (847) 439-6300.