Domega international Ltd., in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling Zebra brand sweetened lotus root seed and Zebra brand sweetened coconut because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who are sensitive to sulfites may risk serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products.
The recalled Zebra brand sweetened lotus root seed is sold in 6 oz. un-coded plastic bags and is a product of China, packed by Hong Kong Ever Time Food & Grocery Co. Ltd. The product was sold nationwide. The recalled Zebra brand sweetened coconut is sold in 6 oz. un-coded plastic bags and is a product of China, packed by Hong Kong Ever Time Food & Grocery Co. Ltd. The product was sold nationwide.
The problem was found after a routine sampling completed by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors. The Food Laboratory analysis revealed that there were undeclared sulfites in the recalled products. Sulfites were not listed as an ingredient on the labeling.
For people who have asthma, consuming 10 or more milligrams of sulfites per serving can result in severe reactions. Anaphylactic shock can occur for people who are sensitive to sulfites if they consume these Zebra brand products. So far, no illnesses have been reported to Domega International.
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