July 25, 2001Allergy Alert: Kang Laos with
Sour Bamboo Shoots Contain Undeclared Allergen
(SafetyAlerts) - New York State
Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned sulfite-sensitive individuals and
asthmatics to avoid eating Kang Laos with Sour Bamboo Shoots due to undeclared sulfites in
The product from Thailand was sold in uncoded 24-ounce metal capped glass jars at the
Vientian Grocery, 1415 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621. This product was
distributed by Food King Inc., 39 Wood Street, West Haven, CT 06516.
Routine sampling by food safety inspectors for the New York State Department of
Agriculture and Markets revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites which were
not declared on the label.
Sulfites can cause deadly reactions in asthmatics and other suffering sulfite allergies.
For more information please contact
Jessica Chittenden at 518-457-3136.
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