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August 9,  2002


(SafetyAlerts) - New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers warned sulfite-allergic consumers and asthmatics to avoid consuming "Kamayan Sweet Chick Peas" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites in the product.

"Kamayan Sweet Chick Peas" were sold from EV Enterprises Ltd., 40-03 70th St., Woodside, New York 11377. The product is packaged in a 24-oz. glass jar with code 27911286. It is a product of the Philippines. They were sold in the Queens area.

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 have purchased "Kamayan Sweet Chicken Peas" should return it to the place of purchase.

Source: NYS DAM.

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