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

Food Safety Alert

November 02, 2006

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Kefeng Brand Dried Pineapple

Korica International Inc.

***CONSUMER ALERT***

Kefeng Brand Dried Pineapple

Korica International Inc.

98 Bay

Tel: 646-938-7345

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Name: Korica International Inc.
Contact Person: Hua Chen / Phone Number: 646-938-7345

Korica International Inc, 98 Bay 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 is recalling Kefeng Brand Dried Pineapple, 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 Kefeng Brand Dried Pineapple, manufactured by Jie Dong Qu Xi Rui Feng Honeg Fruit Factory is packed in a 90 gram, plastic container with an illegible code. 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 Kefeng Brand Dried Pineapple 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 Kefeng Brand Dried Pineapple should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-646-938-7345.

 


2006 Consumer Alerts