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

Food Safety Alert

March 14, 2006

Jessica A. Chittenden

Fortune Star White Fungus Recalled by Ho's Trading Inc.

Ho's Trading Inc., 1010 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 is recalling Fortune Star White Fungus, because they contain undeclared sulfites.  People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Fortune Star White Fungus are packed in 3 oz., uncoded plastic bags.  The products were sold nationwide.

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 Fortune Star White Fungus which did not declare sulfites on the label.  The consumption of 10 milligrams or more 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 Fortune Star White Fungus should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-622-2288.

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