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K-Fat Inc. Issues Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In "Mut Gung Sweetened Ginger"


Hui Luu
(718) 381-0306

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Brooklyn, NY -- September 12, 2008 --- K-FAT INC. of 13 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY 11206, is recalling its 150g packages of MUT GUNG SWEETENED GINGER because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product comes in a 150g clear plastic container. The recalled Mut Gung Sweetened Ginger was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

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 150g packages of Mut Gung Sweetened Ginger 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 digesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.  Analysis of the Mut Gung Sweetened Ginger revealed they contained 94.5 mg per serving.

No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased 150g packages of Mut Gung Sweetened Ginger are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 381-0306.




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