Xiong Mao Pai (Panda brand) Bamboo Fungus

1 July 2020: Tai Ping Trading Ltd is recalling all batches and dates of Xiong Mao Pai (Panda brand) Bamboo Fungus due to high levels of undeclared sulphites, which may cause illness if consumed.

Front: Xiong Mao Pai (Panda brand) Bamboo Fungus (10g bag).
Back: Xiong Mao Pai (Panda brand) Bamboo Fungus (10g bag).


Product identification

Product type

Dried vegetable

Name of product (size)

Xiong Mao Pai (Panda brand) Bamboo Fungus (10g bag)

Batch marking

All batches  

Date marking

All dates                                                                                                                                

Package size and description

The product is sold in a 10g plastic package.


The product is imported from China.

The product is sold in ethnic grocery stores throughout New Zealand.

The product has not been re-exported.


This recall does not affect any other Xiong Mao Pai (Panda brand) products or any other products from Tai Ping Trading Ltd.

International scientific committees and Food Standards Australia New Zealand have investigated the safety of sulphites and concluded that for most people sulphites are safe. The high levels of sulphites found in this product may case a stomach irritation. However some sulphite-sensitive people, many of whom also have asthma, may react to sulphites with allergy-like symptoms.

Consumer advice

Affected product should not be consumed. There have been no reports of associated illness, however if you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

More information on sulphites

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Tai Ping Trading Ltd:

  • Phone: (09) 526 4875
  • Address: 11 Industry Road, Penrose, Auckland.
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