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C. Kenneth Imports Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Kirin Combi Cookies 7.62 oz.

David Kim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Bronx, NY -- October 19, 2004 -- C. Kenneth Imports, 150 th St. & Exterior St., Bronx, New York is recalling Kirin Combi Cookies in 7.62 oz. packages, manufactured by Kirin Ltd., Korea, because they contain undeclared peanuts. Consumers who are allergic to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Kirin Combi Cookies are 216g (7.62 oz.), 15 packages to a case. Package codes for products are 2005.3.26. Approximately 64 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 Inspector revealed the presence of undeclared peanuts in Kirin Combi Cookies in packages which was not declared as an ingredient on the label. The consumption of peanuts 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 peanuts and have purchased Kirin Combi Cookies 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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