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Allergy alert issued for soybean paste, FDA says

March 20, 2013|By Monte Morin
  • Daesang America Inc. is recalling its 500-gram packages of sesame- and garlic-flavored mixed soy bean paste because they may contain undeclared peanuts, according to the FDA.
Daesang America Inc. is recalling its 500-gram packages of sesame- and… (Stephen M. Katz / Associated…)

Daesang America Inc. is recalling  packages of sesame- and garlic-flavored mixed soy bean paste because they may contain undeclared peanuts, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

People who are allergic to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, according to the FDA. The packages were sold in stores nationwide, and online.

No injury or illness has yet been reported.

"The product comes in a 500 gram (17.64 ounce), Sage Green plastic package marked with Sunchang Ssamjang (Sesame & Garlic Seasoned Bean Paste) on the top & front of the package," the alert said. "All dates of expiration fall under this recall coverage for this particular item. It is a product of Korea and was distributed from June 2012 through February 2013. UPC for the product is 880152435671."

Production of the product has been temporarily suspended.

Consumers who face the risk of an allergic reaction are urged to return suspect packages for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company, which is based in Hackensack, N.J., at (201) 488-4010. A recall helpline will be available from Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m EDT.

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