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YTS Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Certain YTS Vegetarian Food Products

Annabelle Hsu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- El Monte, CA -- May 6, 2005 -- YTS Group Inc. of El Monte, CA, is voluntarily recalling the following items: 352 cases of Veggie Golden Roast, 360 cases of Veggie Smoked Duck, 151 cases of Vegetarian Steamboat Flavoring, 66 cases of Vegetarian smoked Drum Stick, 416 cases of Vegetarian Lamb, 972 cases of Liang Zen Golden Ham, 563 cases of Veggie Golden Ham, 174 cases of Mushroom Cake, 37 cases of New Century Veggie and 75 cases of Curry Veggie Ham because they contain whole egg or egg albumen power (egg protein) which is not being declared on the product label. People who have allergies to egg might run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores, specifically in the States of California, Minnesota, New York, Utah, Washington. This product was also distributed in Canada.

All of these products come frozen in clear plastic packages of 2.2 lb, 1lb, 12 ounce and in 10 ounce pieces. The recalled products have identifying yellow labels under the brand names; YTS VEGGIE Food or YTS PRODUCTS or with green labels under the KIMBO brand name and have an expiration date from 4/27/04 to 4/27/05, which is stamped in black ink at the bottom of the package are being recalled.

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

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the products containing egg or egg albumen powder were distributed in packages that did not reveal the presence of egg allergen. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an oversight on the firm's part. The FDA has not classified this recall as of now, however, similar situations have been classified as Class I recalls.

Consumers who have purchased these recall products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the YTS Group Inc., at 1-626-455-0242.


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