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

Food Safety Alert

May 31, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden

Sunny Lake Trading Issues Allergy Alert

Undeclared Sulfites in Sweet Potato Slice

Sunny Lake Trading, 651A Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221, is recalling SWEET POTATO SLICE because it may 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 SWEET POTATO SLICE is packaged in a clear, uncoded six-ounce plastic bag.  It is a product of China.  The product was sold in the New York City area.

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 undeclared sulfites in packages of SWEET POTATO SLICE which did not declare sulfites on the label.  The consumptio 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 whave purchased SWEET POTATO SLICE should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-453-3838.

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