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Regalo Bakery Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Bakery Products
For Immediate Release
September 2, 2016
Christian Nalumen 808-524-8421
Honolulu, Hawaii - Regalo Bakery is recalling the following products due to undeclared Eggs, Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Artificial Food Coloring: "Spanish Rolls", "Manju Blackbeans(Hopia Monggo)", Manju Onions(Hopia Baboy)", "Balintawak", and "Taro Bread". "Kababayan" contains no egg, but contains wheat, soy, andartificial food colorings. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, wheat, milk, soy and artificial food color (e.g. yellow #5, yellow #6, or red 40) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. For those who are susceptible to allergic reactions, allergens can cause hives, swelling, itchiness, cramps, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and possibly anaphylaxis.
During a routine Food and Drug Administration inspection, it was discovered that several labels of products containing Eggs, Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Artificial Food Coloring were not listed.
There have been no reported illness to date. However, consumers, especially with the food allergies listed above, should monitor their health and immediately contact their healthcare provider if he or she feels any of the symptoms listed above after consuming the product(s).
These products were distributed locally, and interisland to several grocery stores such as Foodland, Longs, Target, 7-Eleven, Don Quijote, and more.
The following products subject to recall due to undeclared allergens are:
"Spanish Rolls"[UPC#78253230919]: Packaged in a clear plastic bag, containing eight pieces, with a net weight of 14 ounces. This product contains: eggs, wheat, milk, soy, and artificial foodcoloring (Red 40 & 3, Yellow 5 & 6)
"Manju Blackbeans (Hopia Monggo)" [UPC#78253230917] and "Manju Onions (Hopia Baboy)" [UPC#78253230918]: Both packaged on a foam tray with six pieces each, wrapped in clear plastic film. This product contains: eggs, wheat, soy,and artificial food coloring (Red 40 & 3, Yellow 5 & 6)
"Balintawak" [UPC#78253203095] : Packaged on a foam tray, containing four pieces, wrapped in clear plastic film, and have a net weight of 16 ounces. This product contains: eggs, wheat, milk, soy, and artificial food coloring (Red 40 & 3, Yellow 5 & 6).
"Taro Bread" [UPC#78253231001] : Packaged in a clear plastic bag, containing twelve pieces, and have a net weight of 20 ounces This product contains This product contains: eggs, wheat, milk, soy, coconut, and artificial food coloring (Red 40 & 3, Yellow 5 & 6, Blue 1).
"Kababayan" [UPC#78253230920]: Packaged on a foam tray, containing six pieces, and wrapped in a clear plastic film. This product contains This product contains wheat, milk, soy, and artificial food coloring (Red 40 & 3, Yellow 5 & 6).
Consumers with the food allergies listed above should immediately stop consuming the product(s) and may return any unconsumed, unexpired item(s) back to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For further questions, consumers may contact the company at (808) 524-8421 on Sundays from 7am to 5pm, and Tuesdays to Thursdays from 7am to 4pm.
We, here at Regalo Bakery, sincerely apologize for this serious health hazard, especially to those who were affected. Immediate efforts are being made to update the labels to be as detailed as possible to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the consumers. We humbly ask you to forgive us and continue to support us in the future.