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Rio Grande Imports Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared
Dairy in Semita de Piña (Pineapple Jam Filled Pastry)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 21, 2011 - Rio Grande Imports Inc. of Copiague NY is recalling 50 cases of Semita de Piña because it may contain undeclared dairy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Semita de Piña was distributed to the lower Hudson Valley Region, New York City boroughs and Long Island in New York State. Semita de Piña is package in a poly plastic boat with clear plastic overwrap. Product is pineapple filled pastry with the brand name of El Triunfo with a code of 11-22-11.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
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 the allergen in product packages which did not declare the allergen on the label.
Consumers who have purchased El Triunfo Semita de Piña are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 631 842 4410.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.