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July 25, 2001

Allergy 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.

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

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers July 25, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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