Kfi Sweetened Ginger Candy Recall [US]


US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: K-fat recalls some Kfi Sweetened Ginger Candy due to undeclared sulfites, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/thWxwKfi Sweetened Ginger Candy

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm384660.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Snack Foods are subject to this recall:

  • K-Fat Kfi Sweetened Ginger Candy, packed in 8.8 ounce (250 gram), clear plastic containers with a UPC code of 8935001201304. There is no apparent product code. The product was sold in New York City and New Jersey area. It is a product of Vietnam.

According to the FDA, the recall was initiated after a routine sampling by NYS department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of KFI Sweetened Ginger Candy that did not declare sulfites on the label.

About Sulfite Allergies:
For some people, sulfites are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. In addition, those with Asthma or other respiratory problems may require immediate attention for serious and life-threatening breathing difficulties. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

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