|Vasinee Food Corporation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 1999
Vasinee Food Corporation Recall of 3 Chefs Brand Pickled Lotus
Vasinee Food Corporation is recalling 100 cartons
of 3 Chefs Brand Pickled Lotus Rootlets packed in 24 x 16 oz. glass jar because product
may contain 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
Product was distributed in New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered
that product containing sulfites was distributed in glass jar that did not reveal 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 can occur in
certain sulfite-sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.
Analysis of the Pickled Lotus Rootlets self revealed that it contained 20.5 milligrams per
Consumers who have 16 oz. glass jar of Pickled
Lotus Rootlets, 3 Chefs Brand can return the product to the place of purchase for a full
refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 349-6911.
Media Contacts: Vasinee Food Corporation
333 N. Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-6911 FAX: (718) 349-7002