February 11, 2013
Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752
Undeclared Sulfites in Mountains Dried Mushroom
DZH Import & Export Inc. at 1300 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237 is recalling MOUNTAINS DRIED MUSHROOM because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled MOUNTAINS DRIED MUSHROOM comes in a 1.23oz (35gram) plastic tray with the following code: BEST BEFORE: NOV. 30, 2013. The UPC code is 6931653104064. The product was sold in New York City. It is a product of China.
The recall is initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of MOUNTAINS DRIED MUSHROOM 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 sulfites sensitive 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 MOUNTAINS DRIED MUSHROOM should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-386-0089.