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June 13, 2002

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Eggs in Ball Cake

Flushing, NY (SafetyAlerts) - State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers warned consumers who are sensitive to eggs not to consume "Ball Cake" sold by Fu Zhou Tin Trading Corp., 135-37 40th Road, Flushing, New York 11354. The product has been found to contain undeclared eggs.

"Ball Cake" is packaged in a 50 gram, orange and green, plastic bag with code 2001 01 03A3. All other labeling is in Chinese. It was sold in the Flushing, Queens area of New York City.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors revealed the product contained eggs, which were not declared on the label.

The consumption of eggs by allergic individuals has been reported to elicit severe reaction. Life-threatening anaphylactic shock can occur in certain egg sensitive individuals upon consumption of eggs and products containing eggs. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who purchased "Ball Cake" from Fu Zhou Tin Trading Corp. should return it to the firm

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