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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 8, 2013 - DZH Import & Export Inc. at 1300 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237 is recalling CURIOSITY OF DASHAN DRIED MUSHROOM because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled CURIOSITY OF DASHAN DRIED MUSHROOM comes in a 3.5oz (100gram), packed on a plastic tray with the following code: BEST BEFORE: MAY 3rd, 2013. The UPC code is 6939457003484. The product was sold in New York City. It is a product of China.
The recall is initiated after 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 presence of sulfites in packages of CURIOSITY OF DASHAN DRIED MUSHROOM which did not declare sulfites 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 sulfites sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased CURIOSITY OF DASHAN DRIED MUSHROOM should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-386-0089.