Goji berries sold in New York City recalled due to possible severe allergic reactions

NEW YORK (WWTI) – BCS International Corp. recalls many of their “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” products that have been sold in New York and other states.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recall comes after routine sampling was conducted by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors. Sampling revealed the presence of sulphites in the products. This has raised concerns as they are not declared on the label.

The FDA explained that consuming 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to cause severe reactions in some asthmatics. Analysis of “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” revealed that they contained 13.6 milligrams per serving. However, no illnesses or allergic reactions involving the product have been reported to date.

As a result, the company recalled its 4.5-ounce, 6-ounce, and 9-ounce containers and 5-pound packages of “Dr. “Snack Goji Berry” treats. Product ships in clear plastic containers and 5-pound cardboard boxes with UPC codes 80555492205, 80555493218, 80555494216, or 80555470198.

Consumers who purchased 4.5-ounce, 6-ounce, or 9-ounce containers or 5-pound packages of “Dr. Snack Goji Berry” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. More product and recall information can be found on the FDA’s website.

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