July 25, 2001Allergy Alert: Newfood Brand
Macapuno Strings Contain Undeclared Allergen
(SafetyAlerts) - New York State
Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned sulfite-sensitive consumers and
asthmatics to avoid eating Newfood Brand Macapuno Strings due to undeclared sulfites in
The product was sold in uncoded 12-ounce glass jars with metal caps at the Vientian
Grocery, 1415 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621. This product was distributed by
Eastland Food Corp, 9475 Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046.
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 others suffering sulfite allergies.
For more information please contact Jessica Chittenden at 518-457-3136.
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