Recall Notice: Hong Lee Trading Inc. Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Chao Café Vietnamese Instant Coffee Mixed 3 in 1

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Hong Lee Trading Inc. Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Chao Café Vietnamese Instant Coffee Mixed 3 in 1

For Immediate Release

January 5, 2018

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Hong Lee Trading Inc.
718-386-2100

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Hong Lee Trading Inc., NY, is recalling its CHAO CAFÉ VIETNAMESE INSTANT COFFEE MIXED 3 IN 1, 384 GRAM, CONTAINER CODE JUNE 06 2018, because they contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled CHAO CAFÉ VIETNAMESE INSTANT COFFEE MIXED 3 IN 1 were distributed in the Tri-State Area. The product comes in a 384 grams, in plastic packages. No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of milk allergens in the packages of CHAO CAFÉ VIETNAMESE INSTANT COFFEE MIXED 3 IN 1 which did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who have purchased CHAO CAFÉ VIETNAMESE INSTANT COFFEE MIXED 3 IN 1, 384 grams are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hong Lee Trading Inc. at (718) 386-2100.

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* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office. 

  

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

For full details on the recall, please visit:  https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm591566.htm

 

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at wmelichar@feedingamerica.org or 312.629.7263.

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