On August 31, 2016, Magic Gourmet Trading Inc. of Millbrae, CA recalled all Koi Palace Mooncake products sold this August because The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the company of mislabeling ingredients, potentially leading to allergic reactions.
The possible allergens include wheat, gluten, eggs, milk, peanuts, pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, and/or sesame. Reactions to such ingredients can range from itchiness to cramps to difficulty swallowing or shortness of breath, and can possibly cause anaphylaxis, which is rare but often life-threatening. All mooncake packaging has a koi fish logo but would’ve been distributed in either a rectangular burgundy or circular golden paper box. The treats were sold at Koi Palace restaurants in Daly City, CA; Dublin, CA; Milpitas, CA; and Uwajimaya supermarkets in Oregon or Washington.
Magic Gourmet as already agreed to discontinue their sale of the mooncakes and will label their products properly from now on. If you purchased a box of the mooncakes over the month of August, you can return the unopened package to the store for a refund.
If you have become ill following the consumption of a faulty or otherwise dangerous food product, you may be able to seek compensation. Contact an attorney with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 to discuss your legal options.