Rhee Brothers is recalling Assi brand dried sweet potatoes due to the discovery of undeclared sulfites. The Food and Drug Administration said that people with extreme sensitivity to sulfites could suffer severe to life threatening reactions if they consume food containing the allergen.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall applies to one pound packages of Assi dried sweet potatoes carrying the item number 0-9-8-7-0-C that were distributed to 26 states, including Alabama.
The national recall was prompted by a sampling that discovered sulfites in a product whose label did not disclose the allergen's presence. Rhee Brothers, based in Columbia, Maryland, has suspended wholesale distribution of the dried sweet potatoes until labels are corrected.
Consumers can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. People with questions may call the company at 410-381-9000.
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