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April 8, 2003

Sincere Trading Has Recalled "Dragon Sweetened Coconut"

Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that  Sincere Trading Co., Inc. has recalled 7 oz packages of "dragon sweetened coconut" because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivities to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled "dragon sweetened coconut" was distributed nationwide to retail stores. The product comes in a 7 ounce sealed foil package, it is a product of Vietnam.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by NYS Agriculture and Markets food inspectors discovered that the package label did not reveal the presence of sulfites. The consumption of 10 mgs per serving of sulfites has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon consumption of 10mg or more ofsulfites. Analysis of the "dragon sweetened coconut" revealed it contains 68.51 mgs per serving.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased "dragon sweetened coconut " are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-628-6600.


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