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

Food Safety Alert

August 27, 2009

Jessica A. Chittenden

Undeclared Sulfites in “Island Snacks Natures Mix”

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Snack King Foods, Inc., located at 675 Pullman Avenue, Rochester, New York is recalling "Island Snacks Natures Mix" 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 "Island Snacks Natures Mix" is packaged in a 6.5 oz. plastic bag that is coded with the date Jul 24, 2010.  The product was offered for sale at Kmart stores in Western New York State. 

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 "Island Snacks Natures Mix" should contact Brian Lauber of Snack King Foods at (585) 415-2944.



2009 Consumer Alerts