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

Food Safety Alert

February 04, 2008

Jessica A. Chittenden

Domega International Ltd., Inc Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites In Korica Brand Dried Plum

Contact person: Jing Hua Chen Tel: 646-938-7345

Domega International Ltd., Inc Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Korica Brand Dried Plum.

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC., 98 Bay 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 is recalling KORICA BRAND DRIED PLUM, 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 KORICA BRAND DRIED PLUM is sold in 6 oz. un-coded plastic jars and is a product of China.  The product was 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 by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in KORICA BRAND DRIED PLUM which did not declare sulfites on the labels.  The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to illicit 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 KORICA BRAND DRIED PLUM should return them to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-646-938-7345.



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