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Food Safety Alert

April 08, 2008

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

Golden Girl brand “Mut Gung” sweetened ginger

Fine Land Corp, 239 Bay 20th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 is recalling its Golden Girl brand “Mut Gung” sweetened ginger because  it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Golden Girl brand “Mut Gung” sweetened ginger comes in a 7 ounce, uncoded rigid plastic container. The product was distributed nationwide.  It is a product of Vietnam

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 undeclared sulfites in Golden Girl brand “Mut Gung ”sweetened ginger  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 Golden Girl brand “Mut Gung” sweetened ginger should return the packages to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-714-1850.

Photo: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov//FoodSafetyAlets/sweetginger.htm


2008 Consumer Alerts