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February 15, 2002

Supreme Quality Pickled Sour Bamboo Shoot (Slice)

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Hong Thai Foods Corp. has recalled 29.89 oz. packages of the Supreme Quality Pickled Sour Bamboo Shoot (Slice) because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have a 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 Pickled Sour Bamboo Shoot (Slice), product of Thailand, is distributed in uncoded 29.89 oz. plastic containers. Product was distributed in New York and New Jersey area.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors that the products containing sulfites, 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 reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Pickled Sour Bamboo Shoot (Slice) revealed that it contained in excess of 11.7 milligrams per serving.

Establishments who have purchased the 29.89 oz. packaged Pickled Sour Bamboo Shoot (Slice) can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-237-1511.

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