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

Food Safety Alert

September 26, 2008

Jessica A. Chittenden

Lion Pavilion Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Yulanpian Brand Dried Slices Of Tender Bamboo Shoots

LION PAVILION LTD. of 541 Gardner Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222 is recalling Yulanpian Brand Dried Slices of Tender Bamboo Shoots 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.

Yulanpian Brand Dried Slices of Tender Bamboo Shoots is sold in a 230gram, clear plastic package with the following code: 2008.1.3 and was distributed nationwide. It is a product of China.

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 Yulanpian  Brand Dried Slices of Tender Bamboo Shoots 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 or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Yulanpian Brand Dried Slices of Tender Bamboo Shoots are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-384-6951.


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