Tremella Recalled Over Undeclared Sulfite Allergy Risk

Posted on February 3, 2012

S & M USA Enterprise has announced a recall of Zhang Zhou Brand Tremella, as it may consist of sulfites that are not mentioned on the labels, posing a risk of an allergic reaction to those sensitive to that material.

The product in question was sold in New York and New Jersey. A regular sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and an ensuing product analysis led to confirmation of the sulfite presence. A mere 10 milligrams of sulfite can cause anaphylactic shock in sulfite-allergic individuals, but no illness has been reported thus far. Buyers may return the product to the purchase location.

The item, which was imported from China, comes in a 150 gram plastic bag and does not have any identifying codes.

As a personal injury attorney in Long Beach, I know that just about any food item on the market can face a recall.  Even if the presence of an ingredient isn’t hazardous to everyone, it’s crucial that labeling is correct so that the portion of the population that would be endangered by the item knows so before purchasing a product.  It’s my hope as a Fresno personal injury attorney that this problem gets corrected before anyone gets hurt.

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