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Food Safety Alert

April 06, 2011

Jessica Ziehm
518-457-3136
jessica.ziehm@agriculture.ny.gov

Undeclared Eggs in “Jamaican Fruit Cake”

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers to undeclared eggs in “Jamaican Fruit Cake,” packaged and distributed by an unnamed company located at 133-32 226th St. Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton, New York.  People who have severe sensitivity to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Jamaican Fruit Cake” is packaged in an 8-ounce aluminum tray with a plastic lid, and a UPC code of 71860-01362.  The product was sold at Farmbria Food Center at 217-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, New York. 

The Department continues to investigate the source and distribution of the recalled product.  At this point, the Department’s efforts reveal no business is currently in operation at that location listed on the package. 

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

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.  Consumers who have purchased “Jamaican Fruit Cake” should discard the product.  


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