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'Jane Jane' and 'Wei Chuan' Frozen Fishery Ball Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Eggs

Contact:
Robert Hsu
323-587-6241 ext. 236

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Bell Gardens, CA -- July 20, 2004 -- Wei Chuan USA, Inc. Bell Gardens, CA, is recalling its "Jane Jane" Brand and "Wei Chuan" Brand Frozen Fishery Ball products because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products: Cuttlefish Ball, Fish Ball, Shrimp Ball, Pollock Fish Ball, Milk Fish Ball, Squid Nugget.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The ball products are packaged in plastic bags in 8 oz and 5 lb sizes. The squid nuggets are packaged in plastic bags in 7 oz. and 5 lb. sizes. The 8 oz. and 7 oz. retail packages are distributed to retail stores and directly to consumers. The 5 lb. packages are distributed to retail stores for sale by pound from the retail stores frozen fishery cases.

The product comes in as above, package marked with ORIGIN OF TAIWAN on the back.

This recall was initiated after an inspection at the foreign manufacturer discovered these products were manufactured with undeclared egg whites. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The importation of these products has been suspended until FDA and manufacturer are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased above named product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Robert Hsu, Wei Chuan USA, Inc., at (323) 587-6241 ext. 236.

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