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

Food Safety Alert

December 02, 2009

Jessica Ziehm

Radix Polygonati Officinalis undeclared sulfites

Sunny Lake Trading Inc. of 651A Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221 is recalling Radix Polygonati Officinalis 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.

Radix Polygonati Officinalis is sold in a 12 ounce un-coded, clear plastic bag and was distributed throughout New York State. 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 Radix Polygonati Officinalis which was not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams or more 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 Radix Polygonati Officinalis are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-453-3838



2009 Consumer Alerts