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Jana Foods LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg White Lysozyme in Imported "Cablanca" Goat Milk Cheese

David Voremberg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Secaucus, NJ -- July 30, 2004 -- Jana Foods LLC of Secaucus, NJ, is notifying consumers that Cablanca brand Goat Cheese, imported from Holland, contains lysozyme made from egg whites. People who have an allergy to eggs may run the risk of serious reaction if they consumer this product.

Cablanca Goat Cheese is sold in bulk 9 lb. wheels, and is sold at retail in portions of approximately 7-9 oz. The Cablanca Goat Cheese was sold from January through May 2004 to distributors in the following states: New Jersey, Georgia, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado and Minnesota, and also to 1 retail store in Florida.

The recall was initiated on June 1 after it was discovered that the egg white lysozyme containing product was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of egg white lysozyme, which was omitted by the manufacturer. All import and distribution of this product was suspended until the product held by the importer, distributors and retailers was relabeled to indicate the presence of egg white lysozyme in the product.

Consumers who purchased Cablanca Goat Cheese are urged to check the product label, and if it does not indicate "egg white lysozyme" as an ingredient, are requested to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact the company at 201-866-1304 if they have any questions.


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