Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of a product that may cause health problems in some individuals.
Strong America Ltd. of Long Island City, N.Y., is recalling Great Wall brand Chinese Wolfberry, because it may contain sulfites without listing them on the label. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions.
The recalled Great Wall brand Chinese Wolfberry is packed in uncoded 7-ounce packages. It was sold in Georgia, New York and Tennessee. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department’s Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in the product, 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 sulfites sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Chinese Wolfberry revealed that it contained 12.87 milligrams per serving.
Consumers who have Great Wall brand Chinese Wolfberry can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 628-6200.