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

Food Safety Alert

September 19, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden

Lion Pavilion Ltd. Issues Allergy Alert

Undeclared Sulfites in Greenfood-Cold Continent Mushrooms


Lion Pavilion Ltd., 518 Gardner Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11222 is recalling GREENFOOD-GOLD CONTINENT MUSHROOMS (Product of China), 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 GREENFOOD-GOLD CONTINENT MUSHROOMS in plastic bags, 8.8 oz (250g), were sold in New York State.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York Slate 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 GREENFOOD-GOLD CONTINENT MUSHROOMS 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 GREENFOOD-GOLD CONTINENT MUSHROOMS should return it to place of purchase. Consumers with question may contact the company at 718-384-6951.

2005 Consumer Alerts