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Southeast Asian Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Liquid Egg White In Fish Paste, Fish Ball and Fish Cake Products


Southeast Asian Foods


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- San Francisco, CA -- March 27, 2007 -- SOUTHEAST ASIAN FOODS of San Francisco, CA is recalling its Fish Paste, Fish Ball, and Fish Cake products, because they may contain undeclared Liquid Egg White. People who have an allergy or server sensitivity to Liquid Egg White run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reaction if the consume these products.

Products were distributed in Northern California through restaurants, supermarkets and retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Chiu Chow Fish Paste and Chiu Chow Fish Ball were packed in a clear five pound plastic bag; Chiu Chow Fish Paste in the forty pound plastic gallon bucket and 14 oz. clear plastic cup; Chiu Chow Fish Ball in 14 oz. vacuum plastic bag; and Chiu Chow Fish Cake in 7 oz. and 13 oz. vacuum plastic bag.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that products containing Liquid Egg White was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of Liquid Egg White. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased all SOUTHEAST ASIAN FOODS Fish Paste, Fish Ball, and Fish Cake brand are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with question may contact the company at 1-415-822-2070.


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