BCS International Corp. Long Island City, NY, is recalling its 4.5oz, 6oz and 9oz containers and 5lb packages of “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” food treats because they contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” were distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. The product comes in 4.5oz, 6oz and 9oz, clear plastic containers and 5lb cardboard boxes marked with UPC Codes 80555492205, 80555493218, 80555494216 or 80555470198.
No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.
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 “Dr Snack Goji Berry” 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 ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” revealed they contained 13.6 milligrams per serving.
Consumers who have purchased 4.5oz, 6oz and 9oz containers and 5lb package of “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-392-3355.
Original recall and updates at FDA