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Desly International Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Chocolate Covered Marshmallows (Strawberry and Vanilla Flavor) on the Stick

Contact:
A. Novikov
718-492-8492

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- December 7, 2004 -- Desly International Corp., 242 47th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 is recalling CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOWS (STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA FLAVOR) ON THE STICK because they contain undeclared eggs. Consumers who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOWS (STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA FLAVOR) ON THE STICK are packaged in uncoded 48g cellophane packages with Russian writing only. The products were sold nationwide.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Marks food inspectors and subsequently analysis by Department Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared eggs in CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOWS (STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA FLAVOR) ON THE STICK in packages which did not declare eggs as an ingredient on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who are allergic to eggs and purchased CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOWS (STRAWBERRY AND VANILLA FLAVOR) ON THE STICK are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 492-8492.

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