October 6, 2000Allergy Alert: Vegetarian
Chicken Salad Recalled
NY (SafetyAlerts) - New York State
Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today issued an alert to consumers who are
sensitive to eggs not to consume Earthly Eats Brand Vegetarian Chicken Salad manufactured
by Larus Enterprises, Inc., 778 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385 because it has been
found to contain undeclared eggs. The manufacturer who believes that none of the product
remains in the marketplace has nevertheless agreed to voluntarily recall the product.
The Department's Division of Food
Safety and Inspection sampled and tested the product revealing the presence of undeclared
eggs. The Vegetarian Chicken Salad is packaged in a 6.5 oz. clear plastic tub with a
plastic lid and a small sticker indicating the Code 10-02. The product was distributed in
the New York Metropolitan area.
The consumption of eggs by allergic individuals has been reported to elicit severe
reactions. Life threatening anaphylactic shock can occur in certain egg sensitive
individuals upon consumption of eggs and products containing eggs.
No illnesses or adverse reaction resulting from the consumption of this product have been
Consumers who are allergic to eggs and may have purchased these products should not
consume them. They should either discard the products or return them to the place of
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