Jars of sweetened ginger have been recalled due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. The product is distributed by Fine Land Corp. under the Golden Girl brand name. The recalled ginger is sold in a 7 ounce plastic container.
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 Golden Girl brand “Mut Gung” sweetened ginger 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.
The recalled item was distributed to stores across the country. There have been reports of injuries. The company is offering a full refund to consumers that purchased the product. The company is also taking phone calls at 718-714-1850.