FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 27, 2013 - Mandy Star Trading Inc., located at 349 Maujer Street Brooklyn NY 11206 is recalling "Good Taste" brand Plum, because it contains undeclared sulfites and unallowed E124 (Acid Red 18) dye. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic-like reactions if they consume this product. 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.
The recalled Mandy Star Trading Inc., "Good Taste" brand Plum is sold in a 10.5 oz. clear and foil bag. There is no production code on the package. The UPC code for this product is 3 867320 507650. This item is a "Product of China".
This product was distributed in the New York City area.
The recall was initiated after a routine sampling by NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by NYS Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites and unallowed E124 – (Acid Red 18) dye in packages of "Good Taste" brand Plum.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers with questions may contact the company 646-204-5888.