March 24, 2003
Ho’s Trading Has Recalled Glace
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Ho’s Trading Inc. has recalled 12 ounce plastic bags of Master Chao brand
Glace Coconut because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who
have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or
life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No
illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
The Master Chao brand Glace Coconut, a product of China, was distributed to
retail stores in an uncoded, 12 ounce plastic bag in New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and North Carolina.
The UPC number is 6 64460 10734 3.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by
New York State Department of Agriculture and 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 Master Chao brand Glace Coconut revealed that it contained greater than
10mg of sulfites per serving.
Establishments and consumers who have purchased the 12 ounce plastic bag of
Master Chao brand Glace Coconut can return the product to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company