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

Food Safety Alert

April 29, 2010

Jessica Ziehm

Humei Trading Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Pachyrhizus, Product Of China

Humei Trading Inc of Jamaica, NY is recalling Dried Pachyrhizus, (Product of China), because they contain undeclared sulfites. †People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.

Dried Pachyrhizus was distributed in the immediate New York City area.

†Product is identified in sealed plastic bag (NET WT 350G/12.32 OZ) as HUMEI FOODS DRIED PACHYRHIZUS, PRODUCT OF CHINA.†

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Departmentís Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the product, 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.† Analysis of the HUMEI FOODS brand DRIED PACHYRHIZUS revealed it contained 139 milligrams per serving.

Consumers who have purchased HUMEI FOODS Brand DRIED PACHYRHIZUS are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.† Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718)995-6818.†


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