January 22, 2002Allied Imports Has Recalled Dried Sweet
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Allied Imports Inc. has recalled
7 oz. packages of
Dried Sweet Potato because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People
who have 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 Dried Sweet Potato, product of China, is distributed in uncoded, heat
sealed 7 oz. plastic bags. Product was distributed in the New York
The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by
NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors that the product
containing sulfites, was distributed in packages that do not declare the
presence of sulfites. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per
serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics.
Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon
ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Dried Sweet
Potato revealed that it contained in excess of 10 milligrams per serving.
Establishments who have purchased the 7 oz. packages of Dried Sweet Potato
can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact the company at 718-417-9281.