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Desly International Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in "Smak Mushrooms Marinated"
DESLY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
A. Novikov (718) 492-8492
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Brooklyn, New York -- October 5, 2004 --- Desly International Corp., 242 47 th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220 is recalling "SMAK MUSHROOMS MARINATED" because it may contain 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 "SMAK MUSHROOMS MARINATED" is packaged in clear 670g (23,45 oz.) glass jars with code 05.20.2006 T/L1241/Z0I/2405. They were sold throughout the United States.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis by Department food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in "SMAK MUSHROOMS MARINATED" in packages 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 sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the "SMAK MUSHROOMS MARINATED" revealed it contained 38.2 mg per serving.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased "SMAK MUSHROOMS MARINATED" should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 492-8492.