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Recall -- State Press Release

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Sulfites in "King Chief Dried Dehydrated Cole"

Jessica Chittenden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- July 16, 2004 -- New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned sulfite-allergic consumers and asthmatics to avoid consuming "King Chief Dried Dehydrated Cole" vegetables due to the presence of undeclared sulfites in the product.

The product was distributed by Jetgo Wholesale Corp., 5726 1st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220, to retail markets in the Metropolitan New York City area. "King Chief Dried Dehydrated Cole" vegetables are packaged in 5.3 ounce clear plastic packages and are uncoded.

Routine sampling at a retail market in Brooklyn, by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites, which were not declared on the label.

Sulfites can cause deadly reactions in asthmatics and others suffering sulfite allergies. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased "King Chief Dried Dehydrated Cole" vegetables should return it to the place of purchase.


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