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Wang Globalnet Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in "Lotte/Margaret Korean Cracker"

Contact:
Ricky You
718-821-5252

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- October 19, 2004 -- Wang Globalnet of Brooklyn, NY is recalling "Lotte/Margaret Korean Crackers" because they may contain undeclared egg. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled "Lotte/Margaret Korean Crackers" were distributed nationwide to retail stores. The product is packaged in a 1.1 pound cardboard box with a code of 20050513.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by NYS Agriculture and Markets food inspectors, and subsequent analysis by department food laboratory personnel, revealed the presence of eggs which were not declared 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 have purchased "Lotte/Margaret Korean Cracker" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-821-5252.

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