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

Food Safety Alert

July 30, 2009

Jessica A. Chittenden

Undeclared Sulfites in “Bifeng Nong Fu Shanzhuang” Plum Candy

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Tiffany Food Corporation, located at 1182 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, New York is recalling “Bifeng Nong fu Shanzhuang” plum candy due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “Bifeng Nong fu Shanzhuang” plum candy is packaged in an uncoded 122 gram, plastic foil bag and were distributed nationwide.  It is a product of China.

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 product contained high levels of sulfites 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 to this Department in connection with this product.  Consumers who have purchased “Bifeng Nong fu Shanzhuang” plum candy should contact Vivian Chen of Tiffany Food Corp at (718) 326-2667.


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