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Daesang Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Mixed Soy Bean Paste (Sesame & Garlic)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 19, 2013 - Daesang America Inc. One University Plaza, Suite 603, Hackensack, NJ 07601 is recalling its 500gram (17.64 Ounce) packages of Sesame and Garlic flavored Mixed Soy Bean Paste because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled Mixed Soy Bean Paste (Sesame & Garlic) were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through online orders.
The product comes in a 500 gram (17.64 ounce), Sage Green plastic package marked with Sunchang Ssamjang (Sesame & Garlic Seasoned Bean Paste; 참깨마늘 양념쌈장) on the top & front of the package. All dates of expiration fall under this recall coverage for this particular item. It is a product of Korea and was distributed from June 2012 ~ February 2013. UPC for the product is 880152435671.
Neither severe illnesses nor injury have been reported to date in connection with this problem. But minor allergy reaction to peanut was reported.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts in English on ingredient list.
Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the companies are certain that the problem has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased 500 gram (17.64 ounce) packages of Mixed Soy Bean Paste are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund if any consumer might have risk of allergic reaction from this undeclared peanut. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-488-4010. Recall helpline will be available from Monday ~ Friday (9:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M. EST.).