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

Food Safety Alert

December 03, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden

Blooming Import Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In “Golden Lion Brand Dried Hylocereus Undatus Brltt (Dried Natural Herb)”

Contact: Blooming Import Inc.
Name: Moon Kee Lee
Tel #: 718-625-6868

Blooming Import Inc., located at 45 Bowne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 is recalling “Golden Lion Brand Dried Hylocereus Brltt (Dried Natural Herb)” because it contains undeclared sulfites.  Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Golden Lion Brand Dried Hylocereus Undatus Brltt (Dried Natural Herb)”, a product of China, is packaged in uncoded in 6 oz heat sealed plastic bags.  There were sold in New York State

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 “Golden Lion Brand Dried Hylocereus Undatus Brltt (Dried Natural Herb)” 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 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 to this Department in connection with this problem.  Consumers who have purchased “Golden Lion Brand Dried Hylocereus Undatus Brltt (Dried Natural Herb)” should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-680-3838



2007 Consumer Alerts