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Food Safety Alert

July 10, 2007

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

Sun Kee Brand Dried Sweet Potato

Prosperity Resources intíl, INC
464 Coit Street Irvington, NJ 07111 U.S.A
Tel: 973-371-9688 Tel: 973-371-9868 Fax: 973-371-9678

July10, 2007

For Immediate Release

Prosperity Resources Intí L., INC
Contact Person: Anna Choi Tel: 973-371-9688

Prosperity Resources Intíl. Inc. issues allergy alert on undeclared sulfites in Sun Kee Brand Dried Sweet Potato.

Prosperity Resources Intíl Inc. is recalling Sun Kee Brand Dried Sweet Potato 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 Sun Kee Brand Dried Sweet Potato is packed in uncoded 12oz plastic packages and were sold in the U.S. East Coast areas.

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 Sun Kee Brand Dried Sweet Potato in packages which did not declare sulfites on the label.  The consumption of 10 milligrams 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 sulfites.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased Sun Kee Brand Dried Potato should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at
973-371-9688.

Label photo: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FoodSafetyAlets/Dried%20Sweed%20Potato%205-24-07.htm


2007 Consumer Alerts