February 26, 2003
BCN Trading Has Recalled Sweet Winter
BCN Trading Inc.
has recalled 8 oz. plastic tubs of Asian Boy Brand Sweet Winter Melon candy
because the product contains 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 Asian Boy Brand Sweet Winter Melon candy, a product of Vietnam, was
distributed to retail stores in an uncoded, 8oz. plastic tub in New York,
New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and Florida.
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 is some asthmatics.
Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon
ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Asian Boy Brand
Sweet Winter Melon revealed that it contained greater than 10mg of sulfites
Establishments and consumers who have purchased the 8oz. plastic tubs of
Asian Boy Brand Sweet Winter Melon can return the product to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company