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Daiei Trading-Chicago-Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Bean Cracker
(Itomo Mame Mix)


Hiroyo Isokawa


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Carol Stream, IL -- February 22, 2007 -- Daiei Trading-Chicago-Co., Inc. of Carol Stream, Illinois is recalling 8.8 oz packages of Bean Cracker, "Itomo Mame Mix" because it contains undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

The Bean Cracker, "Itomo Mame Mix" was distributed in retail stores in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa and Oklahoma.

The product comes in a 8.8 ounce, clear plastic package, item number 22-3163, UPC coded 784145220251. All lots of this product are being recalled.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

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. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by the use of labels that did not list peanuts as an ingredient.

Consumers who have purchased 8.8 ounce packages of the Bean Cracker, "Itomo Mame Mix" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 630-752-0089.


Photo: Bean Cracker, "Itomo Mame Mix"

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