August 10, 2001Allergy Alert: Swissrose
International Recalls Certain Bauer Butterkase Semi-Soft Cheese
NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Swissrose
International, Inc. is voluntarily recalling some Bauer Butterkase semi-soft cheese, a
product manufactured in Germany and distributed nationwide in the United States, because
the ``egg white lysozyme'' was not specified in the food ingredient list. On the
ingredient lists, the word ``enzymes'' was used rather than specifically stating ``egg
white lysozymes,'' which are enzymes derived from eggs. People who have an allergy or
severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction
if they consume this product. Other than to egg-sensitive consumers, the product being
recalled is safe for consumption.
The product was sold in random weight chunks between 7 and 9 ounces in deli cases at
retail stores. The recall only affects packages whose label does not state ``egg white
lysozymes'' on the ingredient list. Starting on June 26, 2001, these products were removed
from the shelf and relabeled. However, if you purchased this product before the relabeling
was done, the ingredient list will be in error.
Consumers may return affected product to the store where purchased for a full refund. For
further information, call 1-800-257-5594.
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