April 10, 2000Dried Red Potato Strips Recalled
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - New York State Agriculture Commissioner
Nathan L. Rudgers today issued an alert to consumers who are sensitive to sulfiting agents
about eating Dried Red Potato Strips, imported from China and distributed by YBL Worldwide
Trading Inc. These potato products were sampled and found to contain undeclared
The Department's Division of Food Safety and
Inspection sampled and tested the product revealing high levels of undeclared sulfur
dioxide. The product is marketed in the Metropolitan New York City area, is uncoded and is
packaged in 6 oz. plastic bags with both English and Chinese labeling information.
The consumption of 10 milligrams or more of
sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe allergic reactions in some
asthmatics. Life threatening anaphylactic shock can occur in certain sulfite-sensitive
individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Dried Red
Potato Strips revealed that they contained 21.8 milligrams per serving.
Consumers who have 6 oz. packages of Dried Red
Potato Strips can return the product to the point of purchase
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers April 10,
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