Golden Smell Dried Potato Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||March 27, 2012|
|What:||Golden Smell Dried Potato|
|Scope:||Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania|
Strong America Ltd. is recalling 6 oz. Golden Smell brand Dried Potato because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a sever sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled Golden Smell Dried Potato is packed in 6 oz. plastic bags and was sold in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. The recalled Dried Potato is a product of China.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
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 the product 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. Analysis of the Dried Potato revealed that it contained 36 milligrams per serving.
Consumers who have Golden Smell Dried Potato can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 628-6200.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.