April 12, 2002Phillips Mushroom Farms Has Recalled
Dried Wild Pasta Blend Mushroom, Containing Sun Dried Tomatoes
Kennett Square, PA (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Phillips Mushroom Farms has recalled
3-ounce packages of Dried Wild Pasta Blend Mushrooms because the sun-dried
tomatoes contain high levels of sulfite. People who have a severe
sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious allergic reaction if
they consume these products.
The recalled Pasta Blend Mushrooms were distributed nationwide in retail
stores and are sold under Phillips Mushroom Farms, Elite, and Southmill
Mushroom Sales, Inc. labels.
The product comes in a 3-ounce, clear plastic package.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State
Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector discovered that the sun-dried
tomatoes in the mushroom blend package contain excessive levels of sulfites,
but did not declare the presence of sulfites on the label.
Consumers who have purchased 3-ounce packages of Pasta Blend Mushrooms are
urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact the company at 1-800-243-8644.