November 24, 2003
Kien Import Corp Issue Alert on
Undeclared Sulfites in Evergreen Melon Candy
Kien Import Corp., 330 Calyer
Street, Brooklyn NY 11222 is recalling Evergreen Melon Candy because it may
contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to
sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if
they consume this product.
The recalled Evergreen Melon Candy, a product of Vietnam, is packaged, in 5
oz., uncoded, clear plastic bags. They were sold nationwide.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department
of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors revealed the presence of sulfites
in packages which did not declare sulfites on the label. 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
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Establishments and consumers who have purchased Evergreen Melon Candy should
return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the
company at 718-349-8282.