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Food Safety Alert

December 12, 2007

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

Domega International Ltd., Inc Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In “King Chief Brand Dried Kudzu

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC ISSUES ALERT ON UNDECLARED SULFITES IN “KING CHIEF BRAND DRIED KUDZU”.

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC., 98 Bay 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 is recalling “King Chief Brand Dried Kudzu” because it contains undeclared sulfites.  People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “King Chief Brand Dried Kudzu” is sold in  uncoded 6oz. plastic packages and is a product of China.  The product was sold nationwide.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Market Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department’s Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in “King Chief Brand Dried Kudzu”, 6oz. plastic 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 in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased “King Chief Brand Dried Kudzu”, 6oz. plastic packages should return the product to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-646-938-7345

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