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Food Safety Alert

November 12, 2010

Jessica Ziehm

S&M (U.S.A.) Enterprise Corp Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Grow Grove Notes Brand Dried Taro.

S&M (U.S.A) ENTERRPIRSE CORP. of 4703 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling Grow Grove Notes brand Dried Taro because it contained undeclared sulfites.  Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
Grow Grove Notes brand Dried Taro is sold in an un-coded 12 ounce, clear plastic package and was distributed in 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 Grow Grove Notes Brand Dried Taro which were not declared on the label.  The consumption of 10 milligram of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics.  Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. 
No illnesses or allergic reaction involving this product have been reported to date.  Consumers who have purchased Grow Grove Notes brand Dried Taro are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-492-4288.

Photo: Dried Taro 1 | Dried Taro 2

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