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Simply Asia Foods, LLC Recalls Three Flavors of Thai Kitchen® Rice Noodle Carts and One Flavor of Simply Asia® Noodle Bowl Due to Undeclared Milk Ingredient
Lori Robinson: (410) 527-6004
Jim Lynn: (410) 771-7803
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 30, 2011 - Simply Asia Foods, LLC has voluntarily announced a recall of Thai Kitchen® Noodle Carts (Sweet Citrus Ginger, Thai Peanut, and Spicy Thai Basil) and Simply Asia® Noodle Bowl (Roasted Peanut). These products contain an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other Simply Asia Foods products are involved in this recall.
The recalled Thai Kitchen Noodle Carts were distributed to retail stores nationally beginning October 1, 2009. Sweet Citrus Ginger and Spicy Thai Basil Noodle Carts are packaged in 9.70 OZ single serve bowls and Thai Peanut Noodle Cart is a 9.77 OZ single serve bowl. The Thai Peanut Noodle Cart is also packaged into a four pack including 2 Pad Thai Noodle Carts and 2 Thai Peanut Noodle Carts. Pad Thai Noodle Carts are not affected by this recall.
The recalled Simply Asia Noodle Bowl - Roasted Peanut was distributed to retail stores nationally beginning September 23, 2010. The Roasted Peanut Noodle Bowl is packaged in an 8.5 OZ single serve bowl.
The recall was initiated after the discovery of an ingredient being used containing low levels of sodium caseinate (a milk derivative) in coconut powder. The ingredient statements on the packages do not list milk as an ingredient.
All retail outlets that sell these Thai Kitchen® and Simply Asia® products are being notified to remove the affected product (UPC Codes: 37628-01024, 37628-01027, 37628-01023, 37628-01038, and 54285-00087) from their shelves immediately. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. If you have an allergy to milk, do not consume the product. Consumers may contact Simply Asia Foods Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-967-8424, weekdays from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, or weekends from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, as well as instructions on what to do with the product.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. The Company is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.