June 19, 2002
Starway Has Recalled EGO brand Famous Dried
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Starway Incorporated has
7.05 oz. packages
of EGO brand Famous Dried Mangoes because the product contains undeclared
sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of
serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The EGO brand Famous Dried Mangoes, a product of Singapore, is distributed
in heat sealed 7.05 oz. plastic bags, with UPC code 29173 10309. Product was
distributed in the New York Metropolitan Area.
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 EGO brand Famous Dried Mangoes revealed
that it contained 29.4 milligrams per serving.
Establishments and consumers who have purchased the 7.05 oz. packages of EGO
brand Famous Dried Mangoes can return the product to the place of purchase
for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at