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Korean Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Shrimp in Mak Kimchi



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 23, 2015 — Korean Food Co. in Irving, Texas is recalling Mak kimchi in 32oz and half gallon glass jars, because it may contain undeclared shellfish (shrimp). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish (shrimp) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Mak kimchi was distributed in retail stores in Plano, TX; Carrollton, TX; Dallas, TX; and Lawton, OK.


The Mak kimchi is sold in 32 ounce glass jars (UPC codes is 4205313810) and half gallon glass jars (UPC code is 4205313730) and was sold in Asian markets between December 1, 2014 - January 23, 2015.


No illnesses have been reported to date.


The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an inspection that the label was misprinted by the printing company and product containing shell fish (shrimp) was distributed in glass jars that did not reveal the presence of shellfish (shrimp).


Consumers who have purchased Mak kimchi in the 32oz and half gallon glass jars are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-214-770-8400, 24 hours, Monday through Sunday.




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