May 9, 2002
Consumer Alert: Undeclared Sulfites in Pickled
Vietnamese Egg Plant
- New York State
Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned sulfite-allergic
consumers and asthmatics to avoid consuming "Supreme Quality Pickled
Vietnamese egg plant" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites in the
The product was sold by 99 Oriental Food Service, Inc., 837 Niagara Street,
Buffalo, New York. Pickled Vietnamese egg plant is packaged in a 16 oz.
glass jar. The container is not coded. The product was exported by Thai
World Import & Export Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand. It was sold in the
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
food inspectors revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites,
which were not declared on the label.
Sulfites can cause deadly reactions in asthmatics and others suffering
sulfite allergies. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who purchased "Supreme Quality Pickled Vietnamese egg plant" from
99 Oriental Food Service, Inc. should return it to the place of purchase.
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