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C. Kenneth Imports Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Haitai Mini Wafers (Cream and Strawberry Flavors)

David Kim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Bronx, NY -- July 15, 2004 -- C. Kenneth Imports, 150th St. & Exterior St., Bronx, NY, is recalling Haitai Mini Wafers (Cream & Strawberry flavors) manufactured by HAITAI Confectionery & Foods Co., LTD., Korea, because it contains undeclared milk. Consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Haitai Mini Wafers are packaged in 4.58 oz, plastic wrapped packages, 15 packages to a case. Package codes for products are 2004. 10. 06. and 2004.09.08. Approximately 70 cases were distributed in New York and New Jersey Korean supermarkets.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of undeclared milk in Haitai Mini Wafers in packages which was not declared as an ingredient on the label. The consumption of milk 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 milk and have purchased Haitai Mini Wafers 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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