Consumer Alert: Undeclared Sulfites in “Licorice Flavor Olive” - 3/31/22
Company Announcement Date:
March 22, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
March 23, 2022
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
A&C Best Food Trading Inc.
A&C Best Food Trading Inc.
Licorice Flavor Olive
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers that A&C Best Food Trading Inc., located at 36-08 Review Ave in Long Island City, New York 11101, is recalling “Licorice Flavor Olive” due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. To date, no illnesses have been reported to this Department in connection with this product.
The recalled “Licorice Flavor Olive” is packaged in clear plastic jar which weights approximately one pound. The product is coded “2021/10/15” stamped on the bottom of the jar and has a UPC code of “588552-331090”. The product was distributed nationally.
Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by New York State Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions, including anaphylactic shock, in some asthmatics and sensitive individuals.
Consumers who are sensitive to sulfites and have purchased “Licorice Flavor Olive” should not consume it. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact Allen Lin, Manager at (917) 418-1115 or may email the distributor at email@example.com.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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