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Recall -- State Press Release

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Milk in Chocolate Sticks

Contact:
Jessica Chittenden
518-457-3136

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- New York, NY -- April 12, 2005 -- State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers alerted consumers today that 7 Market Place, Inc., d/b/a 7 Market Place, 707 2nd Avenue, New York, New York 10016 is recalling 2 oz. packages of "Pocky Chocolate Sticks" due to an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have allergies to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled "Pocky Chocolate Sticks" coded 2005 4 PSR 2 B/8 come in a sealed paper box. It was sold in the New York City area.

The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department's Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of a milk ingredient in product packages which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.

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

Consumers who have purchased "Pocky Chocolate Sticks" should return it to the place of purchase.

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