January 22, 2002Blooming Import Has Recalled Assorted
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Blooming Import. Inc has recalled
16oz packages of
assorted candy because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who
have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or
life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No
illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The candies are packaged in uncoded red plastic containers with clear
plastic covers, one type has a picture of a man with two children, the other
a picture of a Chinese ship. Product was distributed in the NY Metro area.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by
NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors that the product
contained sulfites and was distributed in packaging that did not declare the
presence of sulfites. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per
serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics.
Anaphylactic shock can occur in certain sulfites sensitive individuals upon
ingesting 10 milligrams or more sulfites. Analysis of the assorted candy
revealed it contained more than 10 milligrams per serving.
Consumers who have purchased the 16oz package of assorted candy can return
the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer with
questions may contact the company at (718) 625-6868.