December 15, 2003
UNDECLARED NUTS, DAIRY AND EGGS IN
SEDEF BAKERY PRODUCTS
State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers
sensitive to eggs, pistachio nuts and milk protein not to consume Baklava,
Sesame Sticks, Assorted Cookies and Kurupasta manufactured by Sedef Bakery
Inc., 3564 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11229. The products contain
undeclared pistachios, milk, butter and eggs.
The products are packaged in various size, unlabeled, foil and plastic
containers. They were sold in retail stores in the Brooklyn, New York area
and on Long Island.
A routine inspection of the bakery by New York State Department of
Agriculture and Markets food inspectors revealed the unlabeled products
contained pistachio nuts, milk, butter and eggs.
The consumption of products containing these allergens by allergic
individuals has been reported to elicit severe reactions. Life-threatening
anaphylactic shock can occur in certain sensitive individuals upon
consumption of products containing these allergens.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased Baklava, Sesame Sticks, Assorted Cookies and
Kurupasta manufactured by Sedef Bakery Inc. should return them to the place