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Food Safety Alert

February 26, 2013

Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752
Joe.Morrissey@agriculture.ny.gov

Undeclared Sulfites in Green Day Brand White Melon Seeds

Domega NY International Co., Ltd. at 47-57 Bridgewater Street Brooklyn New York 11222 is recalling GREEN DAY BRAND WHITE MELON SEEDS because they contain 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 GREEN DAY BRAND WHITE MELON SEEDS come in a 9.8oz (280gram) clear, plastic bag on a plastic tray insert with the following code: Exp 09/29/2014. The UPC code is 6868978724120. The product was sold in New York City. It is a product of China.

The recall was 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 GREEN DAY BRAND WHITE MELON SEEDS 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 sulfites.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased GREEN DAY BRAND WHITE MELON SEEDS should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 646-388-3032.

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