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April 10, 2000

Dried 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 sulfur dioxide.

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, 2000.

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