The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall on Feb. 11 by DZH Import & Export Inc. Mountains Dried Mushrooms were recalled due to undeclared sulfites.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based food distributor received the affected product from China. The imported food was then tested randomly by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors.
During the routine sampling, laboratory workers found sulfites – a preservative for dried foods – in the packages. The sulfites were not listed on the list of ingredients label.
Testing revealed that the fungi contained enough sulfite per serving to cause a severe allergic food reaction to consumers who may be allergic to the preservative ingredient.
According to the FDA, “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.”
The affected product came in 1.23 ounce plastic trays bearing the UPC Code 6931653104064. The packages were sold in New York City with Best Before: Nov. 30, 2013 printed dates.
There have been no reported illnesses or complaints as a result of this recall to date.
Consumers with any questions or concerns may contact the company at 718-386-0089 for more information.
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