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June 2, 2003

Kien Import Has Recalled Pickled Lotus Rootlets

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Kien Import has recalled 15oz. glass jars of K. McGill Brand Pickled Lotus Rootlets 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 Pickled Lotus Rootlets, a product of Vietnam, was distributed nationwide to retail stores in uncoded, 15oz. glass jars.

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 in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Pickled Lotus Rootlets revealed that it contained greater than l0 mg of sulfites per serving.

Establishments and consumers who have purchased the 15oz. glass jars of K. McGill Brand Pickled Lotus Rootlets can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-349-8282.

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