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July 22, 2003

UNDECLARED SULFITES IN MR. NO 1 BRAND BAMBOO SHOOTS

(SafetyAlerts) - 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.

 
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