September 13, 2000Vacuum Packed
Gingko Nut Recalled
NY (SafetyAlerts) - Eastern Pacific
Trading, Inc. is recalling "Vacuum Packed Gingko Nut", because it has the
potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life
threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does
not look or smell spoiled.
Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food
poisoning can result in the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision
and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness or other
muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People
experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
The product is also an undeclared tree nut. People
who have an allergy or sensitivity to nuts run the risk of serious or life threatening or
allergic reaction when consuming this product.
"Vacuum Packed Gingko Nut" was
distributed within the New York City area. The product is vacuum packed in a plastic bag
without any label. The product itself is a yellow color, without an outer shell. Each
package weighs approximately 100g.
No report of any illness in connection to this
product has been reported to date.
The product was sampled by NYS Dept. of
The above-mentioned product - "Vacuum Packed
Gingko Nut" can be returned to the place of purchase or our company for full refund.
Should there be any questions or need further information, please contact Mr. Tony Au of
our company at 718-418-8286.
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