June 20, 2002
Tiffany Food Has Recalled Bamboo Shoots
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers warned
sulfite-allergic consumers and asthmatics to avoid consuming "Tiffany Bamboo
Shoots" due to the presence of undeclared sulfites in the product.
The product is being recalled by Tiffany Food Corp., 1182 Flushing Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York 11237. "Tiffany Bamboo Shoots" are packaged in uncoded,
300 gram, heat-sealed plastic bags. They are a product of Taiwan. "Tiffany
Bamboo Shoots" were distributed in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
food inspectors revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites,
which was not declared on the label.
Sulfites can cause deadly reactions in asthmatics and others suffering
sulfite allergies. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased "Tiffany Bamboo Shoots" should return them to
the place of purchase.