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

Food Safety Alert

February 06, 2012

Jessica Ziehm, 518-457-3136

Consumer Alert - Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Potato (Small Pieces)

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine today alerted consumers that Allied Imports Inc. located at 267 52nd Street in Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Dried Potato 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 Dried Potato is packaged in a 12 oz. (340 gram), plastic bag. There is no apparent production code on the package but a UPC code of 6 43719 12507 9 can be found on the back of the package. The product was distributed in the immediate New York City area and 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 in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased Dried Potato should contact Allied Imports Inc.  at (718)417-9281



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