Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

June 07, 2006

Jessica A. Chittenden

Undeclared Eggs in Original Yousuf Confectionary Dry Cake

Consumer Alert

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick H. Brennan today alerted consumers who are sensitive to eggs not to consume "Original Yousuf Confectionary Dry Cake" because the product may contain undeclared eggs. People who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The "Original Yousuf Confectionary Dry Cake" was sold at Master Mini Market, 209 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn, New York, 11218. The product comes in a 450 gram, clear, flexible plastic package coded July í07. The product label indicates it was imported by Seafood Plus Inc., New York.

The problem was discovered as result of routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors. Subsequent analysis of the product by the Departmentís Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of eggs in product packages which did not declare eggs on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with the problem.

Consumers who have purchased "Original Yousuf Confectionary Dry Cake" should return them to the place of purchase.

2006 Consumer Alerts