March 26, 2003
Sincere Trading Has Recalled Dried
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that Sincere Trading Co., Inc. has recalled 5oz
plastic bags of Dried Plum 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 Dried Plum, a product of China, was distributed to retail stores in
Connecticut, Georgia, Montana, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and
Illinois in an uncoded 5oz plastic bag.
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
ingestion 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Dried Plum
revealed that it contained greater than 10mg of sulfites per serving.
Establishments and consumers who have purchased the 5oz plastic bag of Dried
Plum can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the Company at (718)628-6600.