November 15, 2003
UNDECLARED ALMONDS IN SPONGE CAKE
Kwong Wah Cake Co. Inc., 210 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013, is recalling
its ?Sponge Cake? because the product contains undeclared almonds. Consumers
who are allergic to almonds may run the risk of serious or life-threatening
allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled ?Sponge Cake? is packaged in an uncoded, 2 oz., round, aluminum
container with a clear, poly-film cover. The product was distributed locally
in the New York City area.
The recall was initiated after an investigation by the New York State
Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence
of almonds in "Sponge Cake" which did not declare almonds as an ingredient
on the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who are allergic to almonds and purchased ?Sponge Cake? are urged
to return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact
the company at (212) 431-9575.