Sun Noodle- New Jersey- Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Tonkotsu Ramen
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For Immediate Release
December 14, 2015
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Sun Noodle of Teterboro, NJ is voluntarily recalling its Tonkotsu Ramen because it may contain undeclared egg. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The Tonkotsu Ramen product was primarily sent to Asian food distributors in the New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois and New York areas, and then on to retail stores. The product is packaged in a clear plastic clamshell, banded with a Sun Noodle Tonkotsu Ramen label, with yellow font. These products contain a 2 pack red and white colored soup base package on the bottom. The net weight of the product is 12oz, with a UPC code of 0 85315 40003 5. The products that are affected by the recall are labeled with lot codes that range from 3114350 through 3215336. The lot code can be found typically towards the bottom of the individual noodle package.
No illnesses have been reported to date, and all affected product has been isolated from distribution.
The error was discovered during a routine product review. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the egg-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg on the label. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a mis-labeling of the product.
Only one product- Tonkotsu Ramen- manufactured at the Sun Noodle New Jersey facility was affected. All other products manufactured at other Sun Noodle locations are properly labeled and the Tonkotsu Ramen product is not made with any egg or egg white powder.
The specific lot codes affected are as follows:
Specific Lot Codes Affected
3114350 3115013 3115040 3115071 3115141 3115176 3115229 3115267 3115299 3115328
3214350 3215013 3215040 3215071 3215141 3215176 3215229 3215267 3215299 3215328
3114352 3115015 3115043 3115072 3115149 3115187 3115246 3115271 3115304 3115336
3214352 3215015 3215043 3215072 3215149 3215187 3215246 3215271 3215304 3215336
3114360 3115028 3115055 3115084 3115161 3115195 3115254 3115275 3115314
3214360 3215028 3215055 3215084 3215161 3215195 3215254 3215275 3215314
3115007 3115034 3115058 3115114 3115167 3115216 3115265 3115281 3115321
3215007 3215034 3215058 3215114 3215167 3215216 3215265 3215281 3215321
Consumers who have purchased the Tonkotsu Ramen are urged to return the product to the original location of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact a toll free number at the company, 1-844-201-1040, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Central Standard Time.
* We believe that none of the products 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: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm477413.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.