Starway Incorporated, located at 137 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237, is recalling Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds comes in a 12 oz. (340 gram) clear, un-coded plastic bag. The UPC number is 6 932692225765. The product was distributed nationwide. It is a product of China.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds in packages which did not declare sulfites 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 ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased the packages of Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-417-1788.
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