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Food Protection Home > Recalls and Advisories > 2008 Advisories > Zebra Brand Sweetened Lotus Root Seed and Coconut Zebra Brand Sweetened Lotus Root Seed and Coconut

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD INC
98 BAY 35TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11214
646-938-7345

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC.
Contact Person: Jing Hua Chen Tel: 646-938-7345

DOMEGA INERNATIONAL LTD., INC. ISSUES ALERT ON UNDECLARED SULFITES IN ZEBRA BRAND SWEETENED LOTUS ROOT SEED AND ZEBRA BRAND SWEETENED COCONUT

DOMEGA INERNATIONAL LTD., INC., 98 Bay 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 is recalling Zebra brand sweetened lotus root seed and Zebra brand sweetened coconut, because it contains undeclared sulfites.  People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

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 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 undeclared sulfites in Zebra brand sweetened lotus root seed and Zebra brand sweetened coconut 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 product. Consumers who have purchased Zebra brand sweetened lotus root seed and Zebra brand sweetened coconut should return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-646-938-7345.