February 27, 2003
STAR MARK MANAGEMENT Has Recalled
Kushishang Brand Dried Potato and Hong Fu Brand Dried Potato Slice
- STAR MARK MANAGEMENT, INC., has recalled 250gm packages of Kushishang
Brand Dried Potato and Hong Fu Brand Dried Potato Slice because these
products contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to
sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if
they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date in
connection with these products.
The Kushishang Brand Dried Potato, product of China, is distributed in
uncoded, heat sealed 250gm plastic bags. UPC #6920149000348. The Hong Fu
Brand Dried Potato Slice, product of China, is also distributed in heat
sealed plastic bags with coding #2002.12.10.2. Products were distributed to
retail stores in the New York metropolitan area.
The recalls were initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling
by NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors that the above
products containing sulfites, were 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 Kushishang Brand Dried Potato and Hong Fu Brand Dried Potato Slice
revealed that products contained over 10 milligrams per serving.
Establishments and consumers who have purchased the 250gm packages of
Kushishang Brand Dried Potato and Hong Fu Brand Dried Potato Slice can
return these products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact the company at 718-486-0062.