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Food Safety Alert

September 03, 2008

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

Starway Inc. Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Ego Brand Preserved Peaches

Starway Incorporated, located at 137 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237, is recalling EGO brand Preserved Peaches because the product contains undeclared sulfites.  People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

 EGO brand Preserved Peaches is sold in a 14 ounce, un-coded, clear plastic package and was distributed nationwide. It is a product of Malaysia.

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 sulfites in EGO brand Preserved Peaches which were not declared 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 problem. 

Consumers who have purchased EGO brand Preserved Peaches are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-417-1788.

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


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