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June 4, 2003

Summit Import Has Recalled Masagana Brand Macapuno Strings

(SafetyAlerts) - Summit Import Corp.has recalled 12 ounce bottles of Masagana Brand Macapuno Strings because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have allergies to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Macapuno Strings were distributed to retail stores in NY, VA and MD. The product comes in 12 ounce, clear glass bottles, with no apparent code.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors that the sulfite containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal 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 Macapuno Strings revealed it contained over 10 milligrams per serving.

Consumers who have purchased the 12 ounce bottles of Masagana Brand Macapuno Strings are urged to return them to Summit Import. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-839-2882.

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