The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a coconut recall on Feb. 13. Domega NY International Co., LTD. recalled Green Day Brand Dried Coconut due to undeclared sulfites.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company sold the three ounce packages stamped with “EXP 09/13/2014” in New York City; the UPC Code is 6 9502296 800744.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors conducted random testing of the coconuts coming from China.
During the routine sampling, laboratory workers found sulfites – a preservative used in dried foods – in the packages.
According to the FDA, “People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.”
The sulfites detected were not listed on the list of ingredients label.
No illnesses or complaints have been reported as a result of this recall to date.
Consumers may return the affected Green Day Brand Coconut to the place of purchase for a full refund. Further questions and concerns may be directed to the company by calling 646-388-3032.
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