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

Food Safety Alert

July 14, 2006

Jessica A. Chittenden

Advance Brand Coconut Gel

Ho's Trading Inc

Ho's Trading Inc.

1010 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Tel: 718-622-2288 Fax: 718-398-4908


July 14, 2006


Company Name: Ho's Trading Inc.

Contact Person: Alvin Ho / Phone Number: 718-622-2288

Ho's Trading Inc. 1010 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238 is recalling Advance Brand Coconut Gel, because it contains 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 Advance Brand Coconut Gel is packed in a 16 oz., un-coded glass jar.  The product was 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 Advance Brand Coconut Gel 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 reaction 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 Advance Brand Coconut Gel should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 -718-622-2288.


2006 Consumer Alerts