December 17, 2002
BCN Trading Has Recalled Mei Yuan
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that BCN Trading Inc. Has Recalled 3.52 oz.
plastic bags of Mei Yuan Dried Mangoes because the product contains high
levels of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to
sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if
they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date in
connection with this product.
The Mei Yuan Dried Mangoes, a product of Mei Yuan Preserved Foods Co., Ltd.,
Taiwan, was distributed in uncoded, 3.52 oz. plastic bags in the following
states: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and
The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by
NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets food inspectors that the product
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 Mei Yuan Dried
Mangoes revealed that it contained 30.72 mg of sulfites per serving.
Establishments and consumers who have purchased the 3.52 oz. plastic bags of
Mei Yuan Dried Mangoes can return the product to the place of purchase for a
full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at