Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

May 19, 2015

Erin Sawyer 518-457-4492

A&S Food Trading Inc Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Hua Zhi Ying Brand Gourd Candy

A&S FOOD TRADING INC at 4425B 1ST AVE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11232 is recalling HUA ZHI YING BRAND GOURD CANDY 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 HUA ZHI YING BRAND GOURD CANDY is sold in a 250G un-coded, clear plastic package and was distributed in New York State. 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 HUA ZHI YING BRAND GOURD CANDY 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. Analysis of HUA ZHI YING GOURD CANDY revealed it contains 33.22mg per serving.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased HUA ZHI YING BRAND GOURD CANDY should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-369-2648.

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