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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Flying Salmon, Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Soybean in Variety of Tobiko Caviar Repacks

Flying Salmon Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- San Francisco, CA -- February 14, 2006 -- Flying Salmon Inc. of San Francisco, California is recalling:

  • "Carpathian" Brand repacked Japanese Orange Tobiko Caviar in 2oz, 4oz, & 8oz containers
  • "Carpathian" Brand repacked Japanese Wasabi Tobiko Caviar in 2oz, 4oz, & 8oz containers
  • "Carpathian" Brand repacked Japanese Black Tobiko Caviar in 2oz, 4oz, & 8oz containers

because they may contain undeclared SOYBEAN. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to
Soybean run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The above listed products were distributed in the Northern California area where the products may have been distributed and reached the consumers through retail stores.

The products are packed under the brand name "Carpathian". It may be in 2oz and 4oz plastic or glass jars. The 8oz container is plastic only. The containers in question will not have any ingredient labels attached to its sides.

"No illnesses have been reported to date".

The recall was initiated after FDA inspectors, during a routine inspection, discovered that the variety of the Tobiko Caviar (mentioned above) containing SOYBEAN were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of SOYBEAN. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in company’s production and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased the "The Variety of Tobiko Products" of the "Carpathian" Brand are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact FLYING SALMON, INC. at 1-800-622-8427.


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