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Evershing International Trading Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Vinacafe Brand Coffee ‐ Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 20, 2014 – Evershing International Trading is voluntarily recalling Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 after learning that the product may contain Sodium Caseinate ( a Milk derivative), a Milk allergen, and Soy extract, a Soy Allergen, that is not declared on the products' ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk and/or Soy have the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume this coffee. There is No health risk associated with these products for individuals without an allergy to Milk or Soy.
The Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 was distributed in California, Washington, Oregon, and Oklahoma. The Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 was distributed by Evershing International Trading in two types of packaging, 1) 20 sachet (17g) packaged in a plastic bag, and 2) 20 sachet (17g) packaged in a paper box.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The Vinacafe Brand Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1 is a new product line of Vinacafe Brand Coffee. It was recently introduced in the United States and Canada a few months ago. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovered during a routine check that the packaging did not list the Milk Allergen. Our company’s further investigation revealed that this new product also has soy extract. Vinacafe has remedied the labeling issue by relabeling all products within their inventory, thus no future products are affected.
Consumers who have purchased this product may return the products to the original place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1‐408‐975‐9660 from 9:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.