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New BCN Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Asian Boy Sweet Ginger


Vanessa Duong


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 11, 2008 -- New BCN Trading Inc. of South Plainfield, NJ is recalling 7 oz. plastic tubs of Asian Boy Brand Dried Ginger because the product contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.

The Asian Boy Brand Dried Ginger, a product of Vietnam, was distributed to retail stores in NJ, NY, FL, MD, VA, CT, MA, OH and PA in an uncoded 7 oz. plastic tub.

The recall was initiated after sampling by New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the 7 oz. plastic tubs of Dried Ginger which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions is some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulties. Analysis of the Asian Boy Brand Dried Ginger revealed that it contained 27.3 mg of sulfites per serving.

No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased 7 oz. plastic tubs of Asian Boy Brand Dried Ginger are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 908-757-2500.


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