April 18, 2002
PEXCO Has Recalled Goldup Brand Dry Mango Slices
Maspeth, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that PEXCO INC has recalled Goldup Brand Dry Mango
Slices because the product contains undeclared sulfites. The product is
packaged in 5.25 oz. (150g) plastic bags. The product is imported from
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of
a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this
Product was distributed in NY, NJ, CT, and MD. No illnesses have been
reported to date.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by a New York State Dept. of
Agriculture and Markets Food Inspector revealed that the product contained
sulfites that were not indicated on the product label. The consumption of 10
milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe
reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock can occur in certain
sulfite-sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of
sulfites. Analysis of Goldup Dry Mango Slices revealed that it contained
15.6 milligrams of sulfite per serving.
Consumers who have 5.25 oz. (150g) plastic packages of Goldup Dry Mango
Slices can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-786-9191.