March 25, 2003
Mon Chong Loong Trading Has Recalled
Maspeth, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Mon Chong Loong Trading Corp. has recalled all of its "Nicer Succade Dried
Potatoes", because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an
allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or
life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The "Dried Potatoes" were distributed in the New York metropolitan area
through retail stores.
The product is packaged in uncoded, sealed foil bags, with labelling in
Chinese and English. It is a product of China. The IPC number is 6 921585
There have been no reported illnesses or allergic reactions involving this
product as of this date.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State
Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence
of sulfites in the product which were not declared on the label. 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 "Nicer Succade Dried Potatoes" revealed it
contained 20.5 milligrams per serving.
Consumers who have purchased "Nicer Succade Dried Potatoes" are urged to
return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with
questions may contact the company at 718-417-1668.