July 22, 2003
UNDECLARED SULFITES IN MR. NO 1 BRAND
Gusto Food, Inc. 51-09 Grand Ave., Maspeth NY 11378 is recalling Mr. No 1
Brand Bamboo Shoot Sliced (Pai Tong) because it contains undeclared
sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of
serious life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled Mr. No 1 Brand Bamboo Shoot Sliced (Pai Tong), which is
packaged in 24 oz. glass bottles, was sold in Upstate New York.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department
of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of
undeclared sulfites in Mr. No 1 Brand Bamboo Shoot Sliced (Pai Tong) in
packages which did not declare sulfites on the label. The product contains
15.81 milligrams of sulfite per serving. 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 sensitivie
individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased Mr. No 1 Brand Bamboo Shoot Sliced (Pai Tong)
should reutrn it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may
contact the company at 718-894-2976.