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Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cod Fish in a Limited Number of Cartons of "Knorr ® Chicken Flavor Bouillon" Cubes


Jennifer Stalzer


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Englewood Cliffs, NJ -- February 1, 2007 -- Unilever of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, in cooperation with the FDA, is voluntarily recalling "Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon" Cubes, UPC # 4800171162, Best if Used by MAR 17 2007, because it contains fish flavored bouillon cubes and therefore the presence of fish is undeclared. The affected product is packaged in 2.5 oz (72g) cartons (6 cubes in each carton) marked with UPC # 4800171162 located on the end flap of the carton and Best If Used By Date of MAR 17 2007 located on the end flap of the carton.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recall relates to one production code of "Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon" cubes and is limited to 400 cartons produced. No other Knorr® bouillon product (including powders, packets or cubes of any other product code) is being recalled. The company is working in cooperation with the FDA and is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

The affected "Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon" cubes were distributed to a limited number of customers located in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. Products may have reached consumers through retail stores in these states and adjoining areas. The affected product is being recalled from consumers and retailer store shelves, back rooms and warehouses.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after the company received a complaint from a retail store about the incorrect label and it was determined that product containing fish was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of fish in the ingredient list on the label.

Consumers who have purchased "Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon" cubes, UPC # 4800171162, Best If Used By MAR 17 2007 are urged to discard it immediately and contact the company at 1-866-829-9455 for a full refund.


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