|For Immediate Release
FDA News and Information
Contact: Venessa Duong
BCN Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared
Allergen in Product
8, 1999 - BCN TRADING INC., 50 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11205 is recalling 4,884
packages of PAPAYA TREE brand ASSORTED COOKIES because the product may contain undeclared
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 the NY, NJ, CT, MA, VA
Papaya Tree brand Assorted Cookies are retailed in
round, rigid, 23 oz. clear plastic tray containers.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered
that product containing sulfites was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the
presence of sulfites. The consumption of 10 milligram of sulfites per serving has been
reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics.
Anaphylactic shock can occur in certain
sulfite-sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis
of the Papaya Tree brand Assorted Cookies revealed that it contained 31.1 milligrams per
Consumers who have 23 oz. packages of Papaya Tree
brand Assorted Cookies can return the product to the place of purchase for full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-522-3388.