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Food Safety Alert

May 20, 2009

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

Domega International Co Ltd, Issues An Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Fmd Brand Spiced Bean.

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL CO LTD
1916 W 13TH STREET
BROOKLYN NY 11223
Tel: 646-388-3032

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC., of 1916 W 13TH Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223 is recalling FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN 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 FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN is sold in an un-coded, clear 80 gram vacuum packed plastic bag and is a product of China. The product was sold nationwide.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN 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 FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-646-388-3032.

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