Nishimoto Trading Co., LTD Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kameda Brand 4.37 oz Packages of Rice Cracker ‘Kotsubukko’

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–March 16, 2013.  Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd of Santa Fe Springs, CA, is recalling its 4.37 ounce packages of Kameda Brand Rice Cracker “Kotsubukko” snack food because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Kameda Brand Rice Cracker “Kotsubukko” were distributed to state of California, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Chicago, and Hawaii in retail stores from November. 2012 to March 2013 and have expiration date as following:

2013/03/15 2013/03/27 2013/03/28/ 2013/03/31 2013/04/05 2013/04/17 2013/04/19 2013/04/21 2013/04/23
2013/04/24 2013/04/28 2013/05/26 2013/05/27 2013/06/03 2013/06/13 2013/06/22 2013/06/23 2013/07/03
2013/07/17 2013/07/18 2013/07/21            

The product comes in a 4.37 ounce, red plastic package marked with item #63018 along with UPC Code 0-74410-63018-8 on the English label on the back of package.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by mislabel of milk ingredient.

Distribution of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased 4.37 ounce packages of Kameda Brand Rice Cracker “Kotsubukko” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company as following:

Tell: 562-229-3830, Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.