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Company Voluntarily Recalls Rice Cracker Snacks Because Of Allergen

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Kameda Brand Rice Cracker "Kotsubukko" snack food (credit: taneseitrading.com.sg)

Kameda Brand Rice Cracker “Kotsubukko” snack food (credit: taneseitrading.com.sg)

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DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced a recall of Kameda Brand Rice Cracker “Kotsubukko” snack food.

The Nishimoto Trading Company, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is voluntarily recalling its 4.37-ounce packages of the snack food.

The precautionary measure was taken because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed as a product ingredient/allergen.

“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product,” the health department said in a statement.

There have been no reported cases of illness.

The recalled Kameda brand Rice Cracker “Kotsubukko” was distributed to retail stores in Colorado, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Texas and Utah from November 2012 to March 2013 and have expiration dates as follows:

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.

Consumers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk should not eat this product, but return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 562-229-3830 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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